Van Vleuten lets the emotions flow after winning time trial world title

Annemiek van Vleuten struggled to hold back the tears as she realised she had become the women's time trial gold medalist at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen. She jumped for joy and then ran across the road to celebrate with her mother, the two hugging each other in a special family moment, cancelling every trace of the pain of suffering that Van Vleuten faced after her dramatic crash in the Rio Olympic road race.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.