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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) In a sleek, black skinsuit and aerodynamic helmet, Linda Villumsen looked a bit like a superhero as she rode her carbon-fiber time trial bike to victory at the world championships this week. The difference separating the New Zealand rider from silver medalist Anna van der Breggen? Just 2.54 seconds over a 30-kilometer course that took riders more than 40 minutes...
Via Associated Press
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Villumsen at the heart of a storm after riding non-trade team bike to Worlds success

Linda Villumsen was understandably overcome with emotion on Tuesday after winning the gold medal in the elite women's time trial at the World Championships in Richmond, Virginia. It was understandable given the fact that after so many near misses she had finally landed the rainbow jersey. After all those podium places and disappointments the New Zealander had done it. But at what...
Via Cycling News
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mechanical hampers Ellen van Dijk Worlds time trial

A mechanical ended any hopes of Ellen van Dijk contending for the medals in the women’s elite time trial at the World Championships in Richmond on Tuesday. The 2013 winner was forced to settle for seventh place. The Dutch rider started slowly and was 16h at the first split, but she recovered in the second half of the race to steadily move up. However, she fell short of winner...
Via Cycling News
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cyclingnews podcast: Analysing the women’s TT and looking ahead to the men’s race

Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) edged out Anna Van der Breggen and Lisa Brennauer (Germany) in a thrilling women’s elite time trial at the Worlds in Richmond. In today’s podcast, Cyclingnews hears from Villumsen, her coach and former rider Marco Pinotti, and we analyse the action with the help of Wiggle Honda manager Rochelle Gilmore and race commentator Anthony McCrossan. There...
Via Cycling News
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Villumsen's Olympic bid starts with World Championship gold

Linda Villumsen has a few days to digest finally winning her first UCI Road World Championship time trial victory after years of near misses before she and her coach Marco Pinotti head to Rio to look at the 2016 Olympic Games time trial course and begin plotting their strategy for Olympic gold. Villumsen had a perfect ride in Richmond, pacing herself evenly along the course and...
Via Cycling News
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Villumsen finally captures time trial world championship

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Linda Villumsen of New Zealand captured her first time trial world championship after years of close calls, besting Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands on Tuesday by just 2.54 seconds in a race that came down to the final rider. It wasn't until reigning world champion Lisa Brennauer of Germany, last to roll off from the start line, crossed the finish line...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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