Ellen van Dijk wins the Netherlands TT title: This means a lot to me
Jun 27 2018 04:46 pm CET

Ellen van Dijk wins the Netherlands TT title: This means a lot to me
Ellen van Dijk wins the Netherlands TT title: This means a lot to me
Photo of Ellen van Dijk by Team Sunweb

Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) has taken the Netherlands time trial title for the fourth time. The rider set a better time than Anna van der Breggen and teammate Lucinda Brand.

The former time trial world champion finished the 25.8-kilometre course in 33 minutes and 15 seconds, six seconds faster than van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) and 13 seconds faster than Brand.

"I’m super happy to finally take the Dutch title again," said the rider who already won the title in 2007, 2012 and 2013. "I was very close for the last couple of years, but it’s been five years since I last took it. The competition in the Netherlands is super high and a podium at the Nationals can be the same as a podium at the Worlds as well. That’s why this title means a lot to me.

"The course suited me well with long straights and I had great coaching from the car and in the last 3 kilometres, my boyfriend shouted me to the line which made it really special. It was great to stand on the podium together with Lucinda, and also Floortje had a very good time trial. It shows how advanced this discipline is within the team and how high our level is at the moment."
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ELLEN VAN DIJK
TEAM SUNWEB





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