Time trial - Women: Emmen
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) Team||Result|
|1||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Team SD Worx||0:39:58|
|2||Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||0:00:13|
|3||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||0:00:32|
|4||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar Team Women||0:00:53|
|5||Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team||0:01:13|
|6||Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx||0:01:20|
|7||Shirin van Anrooij (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||0:02:27|
|8||Loes Adegeest (Ned)||0:02:42|
|9||Esmée Peperkamp (Ned) Team DSM||0:02:49|
|10||Anneke Dijkstra (Ned)||0:02:52|
|11||Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire||0:03:08|
|12||Maria Van 'T Geloof (Ned) Drops-le Col Supported by Tempur||0:03:15|
|13||Lieke Nooijen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:03:24|
|14||Manon de Boer (Ned)||0:03:36|
|15||Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:03:48|
|16||Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:03:53|
|17||Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing||0:03:55|
|18||Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team DSM||0:03:56|
|19||Juliet Eickhof (Ned)||0:03:57|
|20||Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:04:09|
|21||Dèvon Kuijstermans (Ned)||0:04:21|
|22||Mareille Meijering (Ned)||0:04:25|
|23||Martha Maltha (Ned)||0:04:27|
|24||Arianna Pruisscher (Ned)||0:04:46|
|25||Anne van Rooijen (Ned)||0:04:57|
|26||Laura Molenaar (Ned)||0:04:59|
|27||Anneleen Bosma (Ned)||0:05:05|
|28||Leonie Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:05:08|
|29||Pien Limpens (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:05:10|
|30||Sharon Dommanschet (Ned)|
|31||Sanne Bouwmeester (Ned)||0:05:14|
|32||Rixt Hoogland (Ned)||0:05:22|
|33||Larissa Drysdale (Ned)||0:05:42|
|34||Marike Veldhuis (Ned)||0:05:47|
|35||Maaike de Vries (Ned)||0:06:08|
|36||Lisa Müllenberg (Ned) Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch||0:06:12|
|37||Lisa van Helvoirt (Ned)||0:06:15|
|38||Daphne Kreulen (Ned)||0:06:22|
|39||Tessa Sandberg (Ned)||0:06:26|
|40||Petra Welmers (Ned)||0:06:32|
|41||Femke de Vries (Ned)||0:06:43|
|42||Sterre Jonkers (Ned)||0:06:48|
|43||Bianca Lust (Ned)||0:08:14|
|DNF||Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|DNS||Daniek Hengeveld (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling|
|DNS||Maike Van der Duin (Ned) Drops-le Col Supported by Tempur|
|DNS||Noa Jansen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team|
|DNS||Amber Kraak (Ned)|
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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