Vos ready for time trial

Marianne Vos of The Netherlands was upset not to have done better in the Olympic women's road race...

Marianne Vos of The Netherlands was upset not to have done better in the Olympic women's road race on Saturday, where she finished sixth. However, after evaluating the race with her coach, she rode out her frustrations on the rollers and now is ready for Wednesday's time trial.

"Marianne was in good shape for the circumstances which we expected. But because of the heat it was not possible to show what she had," said coach Thijs Rondhuis. "There is nothing you can do with your form or preparations for that."

Vos, 21, "considers the competition on Wednesday as a major step," Rondhuis told the ANP. "A year ago she did not belong to the world's best in time trialling, nor was she even close. She has made great strides, but her goal here is different than in the road race. She is looking for a place in the top ten, and is not looking for the podium. Marianne will ride as hard as she can and we will see where she finishes." (SW)

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