The Cycling News Podcast

World Championships: Dutch women dominate, Dumoulin and Dennis talk time trials

September 26, 2018

Hear from Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen and Evenepoel the Belgian wunderkind

 The individual time trials have started at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships with the junior women’s and under-23 men’s events on Monday followed by the junior men’s and elite women’s event on Tuesday.

 In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville,Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand discuss the success and disappointments, the favourites and the winners of the individual time trials.

 It’s been a great start for the Dutch women with Rozemarijn Ammerlaan winning the first rainbow jersey of the week in the junior event and Annemiek van Vleuten smashing the elite women’s race to win her second world title. It was a Dutch podium sweep with Anna van der Breggen taking the silver and Ellen van Dijk the bronze.

 On the men’s side, we saw Denmark’s Mikkel Bjerg win the under-23 event and Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel win the junior event.

 We hear from Van Vleuten about her victory and Van der Breggen about her loss, as they both look ahead to the road race on Saturday.

 We also hear from Tom Dumoulin and Rohan Dennis, the two big favourites for the upcoming elite men’s individual on Wednesday.

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