Annemiek van Vleuten blog: World Championships

Annemiek van Vleuten
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I'm heading into Worlds! I can't believe that the season is coming to an end. I'm a bit sad that we don't have autumn races for women, yet - so please, organisers, it would be cool to extend our calendar passed September. I'm very eager and keen to race still, and so I can't wait to start the racing in Yorkshire.

The World Championships are one of the biggest goals of what has already been such a successful season. I feel prepared enough to win a third title in the individual time trial, especially after an excellent block of altitude training. My coach and I have watched my fitness level grow every time I train at altitude, throughout the season and in comparison to previous years. I did very good training sessions, and I had pretty good power output, which always gives me a bit of extra confidence.

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Annemiek van Vleuten

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team Women) is a two-time winner of the Giro d'Italia Donne, a two-time winner of the individual time trial at the World Championships, both in 2017 and 2018, and winner of the road race title at the World Championships in 2019. You can visit her website here.