World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Van Vleuten wins gold with 100 kilometres solo

Annemiek van Vleuten 2019 - World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire: Van Vleuten wins gold with 100 kilometres soloAnnemiek van Vleuten attacks on a steep climb with more than 100 kilometres to go and solos to victory. Former World Champion Anna van der Breggen takes silver, while Amanda Spratt wins the bronze medal. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results Road Race Women 2019

1. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld)
2. Anna van der Breggen (nld) + 2.15
3. Amanda Spratt (aus) + 2.28
4. Cloé Dygert (usa) + 3.24
5. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 4.45
6. Marianne Vos (nld) + 5.20
7. Marta Bastianelli (ita) s.t.
8. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (rsa) s.t.
9. Lisa Brennauer (ger) s.t.
10. Coryn Rivera (usa) s.t.

Race report
The peloton splits when the Dutch riders accelerate on the first climb, Norwood Edge, but it comes together.

Van Vleuten goes alone on the Lofthouse climb. The peloton shatters behind her. When she crests the summit the Giro Rosa winner is 1 minute ahead of Koppenburg, Spratt, Longo Borghini, Paladin, Ludwig Uttrup, Dygert, Van der Breggen and Deignan. Still 100 kilometres left to race.

Van Vleuten crosses the line for the first time with a lead of 2.37 minutes, while the peloton is chasing at 4 minutes.

A little later Dygert accelerates. Spratt, Van der Breggen and Longo Borghini join her at first, but the American is gone when she jumps again. She moves through the finish 1.47 minutes after Van Vleuten.

Van Vleuten widens the gap to more than 2 minutes in the penultimate lap. Van der Breggen and Spratt drop Longo Borghini before they bring back Dygert in the last lap. The duo leaves the ITT champion behind, while the former World Champion shakes off the Australian on the last climb of the day.

Van Vleuten brings her heroic solo home, 2.15 minutes ahead of Van der Breggen with Spratt another 13 seconds further in arrears.

Another interesting read: route road race for women at the Worlds 2019

World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire – women: route, profiles, more

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