Annemiek van Vleuten and Chloe Dygert revel in Imola World Championships announcement

Annemiek van Vleuten, of the Netherlands, takes the rainbow jersey after winning the elite women’s road race at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire
The Netherlands’ Annemiek van Vleuten wins the 2019 World Championships road race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

World champions Annemiek van Vleuten and Chloe Dygert were both extremely pleased with the UCI's confirmation that the re-located 2020 Road World Championships would be held from September 24-27 in Imola, Italy. 

Van Veuten, the reigning elite women's road race world champion, told Cyclingnews that she felt both relieved to know where the event would take place and pleased that the sport governing body held its promise to honour the mountainous route design that was planned for the original road race course in Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.