Anna van der Breggen wins elite women's world title at Imola World Championships

Anna van der Breggen brought the Netherlands its fourth consecutive world title in the elite women’s road race at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola. It was her second world title in three days having also won the time trial on Thursday, an accomplishment that has not been done since Frenchwoman Jeannie Longo won both titles in 1995.

“It’s incredible. It was a really hard race and there was fighting from the beginning. The climbs were really tough and on the penultimate lap I felt strong and we discussed in front trying to make the race hard. We did it and I just went for it,” Van der Breggen said. 

“I thought that in the last lap everyone would be tired and that it would be difficult to make the difference on the climbs so I went but it was really far. I didn’t think about Innsbruck in the race [where she won the world title in 2018 - ed.]. The circuit here was different and it had some flat parts. It was hard all the same, but I’m really happy. I never expected this. It’s incredible. The season has been incredible so far. It’s everything behind each other but if you’re in shape then it’s also a good thing. I’m pretty tired now but the season so far has been pretty good for me.”

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) 4:09:57
2Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) 0:01:20
3Elisa Longo Borgini (Italy)
4Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 0:02:01
5Liane Lippert (Germany)
6Elizabeth Deignan (Great Britain)
7Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)
8Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Denmark) 0:02:41
9Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:03:08
10Marlen Reusser (Switzerland)
11Lauren Stephens (United States Of America)
12Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Netherlands)
13Audrey Cordon Ragot (France)
14Eugenia Bujak (Slovenia)
15Niamh Fisher-black (New Zealand)
16Rasa Leleivyte (Lithuania)
17Urska Pintar (Slovenia)
18Mavi Garcia (Spain)
19Dijk Van (Netherlands)
20Evita Muzic (France)
21Eri Yonamine (Japan)
22Mikayla Harvey (New Zealand)
23Ane Santesteban (Spain)
24Katrine Aalerud (Norway)
25Anna Shackley (Great Britain)
26Tayler Wiles (United States Of America)
27Sandra Levenez (France)
28Lucy Kennedy (Australia)
29Krista Doebel-hickok (United States Of America)
30Alison Jackson (Canada) 0:04:49
31Katia Ragusa (Italy) 0:04:51
32Brodie Chapman (Australia) 0:05:50
33Marta Cavalli (Italy) 0:07:25
34Amy Pieters (Netherlands) 0:09:29
35Demi Vollering (Netherlands)
36Hannah Barnes (Great Britain)
37Coryn Rivera (United States Of America) 0:10:16
38Spela Kern (Slovenia)
39Arlenis Sierra (Cuba)
40Omer Shapira (Israel)
41Juliette Labous (France)
42Sara Poidevin (Canada)
43Aigul Gareeva (Russian Federation) 0:11:50
44Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) 0:11:53
45Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) 0:12:57
46Georgia Williams (New Zealand) 0:14:01
47Teniel Campbell (Trinidad & Tabago)
48Marta Lach (Poland)
49Maria Novolodskaya (Russian Federation)
50Valerie Demey (Belgium)
51Rachel Neylan (Australia)
52Hanna Nilsson (Sweden)
53Jesse Vandenbulcke (Belgium)
54Kata Blanka Vas (Hungary)
55Paula Patino (Colombia)
56Ashleigh Moolman-pasio (South Africa)
57Ievgeniia Vysotska (Ukraine)
58Elise Chabbey (Switzerland)
59Leah Kirchmann (Canada)
60Anna Henderson (Great Britain)
61Emma Jorgensen (Denmark)
62Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)
63Elizabeth Banks (Great Britain)
64Nikola Noskova (Czech Republic)
65Erica Magnaldi (Italy)
66Karol-ann Canuel (Canada)
67Soraya Paladin (Italy)
68Sarah Roy (Australia) 0:14:43
69Amber Neben (United States Of America) 0:15:08
70Susanne Andersen (Norway) 0:15:13
71Stine Borgli (Norway)
72Victorie Guilman (France)
73Melanie Maurer (Switzerland) 0:15:53
74Tereza Neumanova (Czech Republic) 0:18:03
75Franziska Koch (Germany) 0:20:08
76Jarmila Machacova (Czech Republic) 0:21:12
77Diana Klimova (Russian Federation) 0:21:18
78Yuliia Biriukova (Ukraine) 0:21:20
79Sara Martin (Spain)
80Malgorzata Jasinska (Poland) 0:21:22
81Ariadna Gutierrez (Mexico) 0:22:57
82Lija Laizane (Latvia)
83Carolina Upegui (Colombia)
84Anastasiya Kolesava (Belarus) 0:23:42
85Karolina Kumiega (Poland)
86Sarah Rijkes (Austria)
87Noemi Ruegg (Switzerland)
88Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru (Ethiopia) 0:26:47
89Ingrid Lorvik (Norway)
90Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
91Grace Brown (Australia)
92Floortje Mackaij (Netherlands)
93Julie Leth (Denmark)
94Lone Meertens (Belgium)
95Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia)
96Catalina Anais Soto Campos (Chile)
97Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spain)
98Sandra Alonso Dominguez (Spain)
99Mieke Kroger (Germany) 0:27:47
100Fien van Eynde (Belgium)
101Kathrin Hammes (Germany)
102Mieke Docx (Belgium)
103Olivija Baleisyte (Lithuania) 0:29:24
104Julia Borgstrom (Sweden) 0:30:06
105Urska Zigart (Slovenia) 0:33:33
DNFRuth Winder (United States Of America)
DNFGloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Spain)
DNFTiffany Cromwell (Australia)
DNFLisa Norden (Sweden)
DNFAlice Barnes (Great Britain)
DNFElena Cecchini (Italy)
DNFRomy Kasper (Germany)
DNFTrixi Worrack (Germany)
DNFAngelika Tazreiter (Austria)
DNFFernanda Yapura (Argentina)
DNFBrenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mexico)
DNFAndrrera Ramirez Fregoso (Mexico)
DNFKatarzyna Wilkos (Poland)
DNFUrska Bravec (Slovenia)
DNFAnn-sophie Duyck (Belgium)
DNFValeriya Kononenko (Ukraine)
DNFShara Gillow (Australia)
DNFPernille Mathiesen (Denmark)
DNFAnna Plichta (Poland)
DNFBirgitte Andersen (Denmark)
DNFDaniela Atehortua Hoyos (Colombia)
DNFMagdeleine Vallieres Mill (Canada)
DNFFatima el Hayani (Morocco)
DNFMaria Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mexico)
DNFAkvile Gedraityte (Lithuania)
DNFKerry Jonker (South Africa)
DNFNina Berton (Luxembourg)
DNFMarie Soliel Blais (Canada)
DNFMae Lang (Estonia)
DNFBriet Kristy Gunnarsdottir (Iceland)
DNFAgusta Edda Bjornsdottir (Iceland)
DNFHafdis Sigurdardottir (Iceland)
DNFClaire Faber (Luxembourg)
DNFMartine Gjos (Norway)
DNFSiham Es-saddy (Morocco)
DNSMie Bjorndal Ottestad (Norway)
DNSAlena Amialiusik (Belarus)
DNSOlga Zabelinskaya (Uzbekistan)

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