Riejanne Markus wins elite women's Dutch time trial title for second year in a row

Riejanne Markus
Riejanne Markus (Image credit: Getty Images)

Riejanne Markus (Visma-Lease a Bike) successfully defended her title in the elite women's time trial at the Netherlands Road Championships on Wednesday winning the 36.8km event for the second year in a row.

Markus covered the route in the fastest time of 47:17, beating runner-up and Visma-Lease a Bike teammate Lieke Nooijen by 29 seconds. Tour de France winner Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) finished in third place at 1:12 back.

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