Procycling magazine December issue out now

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There have only ever been two occasions when the same rider has won the World Championships road race and time trial in the same year. The first was in 1995, when Frenchwoman Jeannie Longo conquered the worlds, the second came this year as Anna van der Breggen won both rainbow jerseys in Imola.

The 2020 season has been good for the Dutchwoman, with the world titles coming alongside wins at the Dutch national road race, the European time trial Championships, the overall title at the Giro Rosa for the third time and a seventh consecutive win at Flèche Wallonne. 

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Adam Becket is the staff writer for Procycling magazine. Prior to covering the sport of cycling, he wrote about ecclesiastical matters for the Church Times and politics for Business Insider. He has degrees in history and journalism. A keen cyclist himself, Adam’s favourite race is the Tour of Flanders or Strade Bianche, and he can't wait to go to the Piazza del Campo for the end of the race one day.