World Championships: Van Vleuten ready for rainy time trial three-peat in Yorkshire

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Annemiek Van Vleuten will attempt a third consecutive victory in the time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on Tuesday in Harrogate. Expected rain could make the technical sections of the course slightly more dangerous, but Van Vleuten said that she's confident in her handling skills under such conditions. 

"If it's going to rain tomorrow, it might even be a little bit more technical," Van Vleuten told Cyclingnews on the eve of the race. "I think all the Dutch riders are good technically, and that's also the reason I train a lot on my time trial bike because it helps to improve skills. I know that my skills are pretty good."

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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.