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Villumsen makes history at awards

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
December 13, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:44 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for December 13, 2006
The cyclists honoured at this year's awards

The cyclists honoured at this year's awards

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Linda Villumsen has become the first women to ever take Denmark's rider of the year award, at the...

Linda Villumsen has become the first women to ever take Denmark's rider of the year award, at the nation's cycling awards held in Copenhagen. Villumsen, who was absence from the awards ceremony, took out this year's La Route de France Féminine and is the reigning U23 European Time Trial Champion.

The 21-year-old rider took the title head of Michael Rasmussen and Brian Vandborg. Junior riders Mie Bekker Lacota and Niki Østergaard were also among the nominees.

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