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Anna van der Breggen wins women's Dutch time trial title

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 24 Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Women Elite Individual Time Trial a 317km stage from Imola to Imola ITT ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 24 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Anna van der Breggen at the Imola World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) stormed to victory in the women's individual time trial at the Dutch Road Championships. The world champion was the only rider to cover the 32km course in sub 40 minutes with a winning time of 39:58 in Emmen. Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand (both Trek-Segafredo) finished second and third, as Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) finished in fourth place.

"This is a good feeling! I knew I was in a good shape, but I didn't know what to expect, as we hadn't had time trials yet this season. I won my last races, but a TT is something else," van der Breggen said.

The time trial was cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020, but this year the women competed two laps of a 16km route in Emmen for the return of the time trial at the 2021 Dutch Championships. The total 32km event included two climbs over the Muur van Emmen. 

Van der Breggen set the fastest time at the intermediate checkpoint in 19:53, which was ten seconds faster than Van Dijk, 22 seconds faster then Brand and 24 seconds faster than Van Vleuten.

Van der Breggen continued to pull time away from her competitors over the second lap of the race finishing in 39:35, beating Van Dijk by 13 seconds, Brand by 32 seconds and Van Vleuten by 53 seconds.

Van der Breggen last won the time trial national title in 2015. She arrived to the event in Emmen after completing an altitude training camp where she was preparing to defend her titles at the Giro d'Italia Donne and Olympic Games road race in July.

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:39:58
2Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:13
3Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:32
4Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar Team Women 0:00:53
5Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:01:13
6Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:01:20
7Shirin van Anrooij (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:27
8Loes Adegeest (Ned) 0:02:42
9Esmée Peperkamp (Ned) Team DSM 0:02:49
10Anneke Dijkstra (Ned) 0:02:52
11Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire 0:03:08
12Maria Van 'T Geloof (Ned) Drops-le Col Supported by Tempur 0:03:15
13Lieke Nooijen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:03:24
14Manon de Boer (Ned) 0:03:36
15Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:03:48
16Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:03:53
17Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing 0:03:55
18Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team DSM 0:03:56
19Juliet Eickhof (Ned) 0:03:57
20Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:04:09
21Dèvon Kuijstermans (Ned) 0:04:21
22Mareille Meijering (Ned) 0:04:25
23Martha Maltha (Ned) 0:04:27
24Arianna Pruisscher (Ned) 0:04:46
25Anne van Rooijen (Ned) 0:04:57
26Laura Molenaar (Ned) 0:04:59
27Anneleen Bosma (Ned) 0:05:05
28Leonie Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:05:08
29Pien Limpens (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:05:10
30Sharon Dommanschet (Ned)
31Sanne Bouwmeester (Ned) 0:05:14
32Rixt Hoogland (Ned) 0:05:22
33Larissa Drysdale (Ned) 0:05:42
34Marike Veldhuis (Ned) 0:05:47
35Maaike de Vries (Ned) 0:06:08
36Lisa Müllenberg (Ned) Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch 0:06:12
37Lisa van Helvoirt (Ned) 0:06:15
38Daphne Kreulen (Ned) 0:06:22
39Tessa Sandberg (Ned) 0:06:26
40Petra Welmers (Ned) 0:06:32
41Femke de Vries (Ned) 0:06:43
42Sterre Jonkers (Ned) 0:06:48
43Bianca Lust (Ned) 0:08:14
DNFKarlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
DNSDaniek Hengeveld (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
DNSMaike Van der Duin (Ned) Drops-le Col Supported by Tempur
DNSNoa Jansen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
DNSAmber Kraak (Ned)
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Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits news and writes features. Currently the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten coordinates global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.

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