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World Championships 2015 Women’s Individual Time Trial

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New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen won gold medal in the women’s individual time trial at the Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Virginia today.

Villumsen ultimately set the fastest time of of 40:29 along today’s 30 kilometer course, to beat Netherlands’ Anna van der Breggen by two and a half seconds.

Meanwhile, the German defending champion, Lisa Brennauer, finished with Australia’s Katrin Garfoot fourth.

The 42-year-old American Kristin Armstrong, who came out of retirement earlier this year, went out second and led for almost three hours before slipping down to fifth.

It was Villumsen who first beat Armstrong’s time as she claimed victory at an event in which she has won two silver and three bronze medals in the past five years.

“I can’t believe it,” she said. “I came with a big motivation and had the best team behind me. It’s an incredible feeling.”

“Everything played out my way.”

 

Top 25 Riders Name (Country) Team Result
1 Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) 0:40:30
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (Netherlands) 0:00:03
3 Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:00:05
4 Katrin Garfoot (Australia) 0:00:09
5 Kristin Armstrong (United States Of America) 0:00:21
6 Evelyn Stevens (United States Of America) 0:00:27
7 Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands) 0:00:55
8 Alena Amialiusik (Belarus) 0:01:06
9 Ann-Sofie Duyck (Belgium) 0:01:19
10 Trixi Worrack (Germany) 0:01:19
11 Tatiana Antoshina (Russian Federation) 0:01:21
12 Martina Sablikova (Czech Republic) 0:01:22
13 Tara Whitten (Canada) 0:01:26
14 Carmen Small (United States Of America) 0:01:28
15 Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada) 0:01:32
16 Ganna Solovei (Ukraine) 0:01:38
17 Emma Johansson (Sweden) 0:01:48
18 Eri Yonamine (Japan) 0:02:10
19 Mieke Kroeger (Germany) 0:02:21
20 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Poland) 0:02:23
21 Christine Majerus (Luxembourg) 0:02:26
22 Audrey Cordon (France)
23 Eugenia Bujak (Poland) 0:02:29
24 Doris Schweizer (Switzerland) 0:02:43
25 Cecilie Johnsen (Norway) 0:02:47

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