Ellen van Dijk has won the European time trial championships in Glasgow today, securing her third title in as many years.
The 31-year-old Team Sunweb rider completed the 32.3-kilometre course in a time of 41 minutes and 39 seconds, taking the victory by a margin of two seconds ahead of her Dutch team-mate Anna van der Breggen with Germany’s Trixi Worrack taking bronze, 1’02” behind Van Dijk.
Van Dijk said: “I’m really happy to prolong my title for another year. It was a nice rolling course, always going up or down a bit and I felt good, but I wasn’t very confident on the wet corners which cost me some time in the final part of the race. At the end it was a very close finish with Anna van der Breggen. I’m happy with my performance and proud to be able to wear the Euro colours for another year.”
Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans said: “Ellen shows again today that she is one of the best TT riders in the world. After her wins earlier this season at the Thüringen TT and Dutch championships, she now successfully defends her European title. After this great performance she can look forward to the world championships with confidence.”