Durango-Durango - Race Overview

Dutch time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten raced to a solo victory today in the one-day Basque race Durango-Durango.

The 34-year-old attacked on the final climb of the day and led the race solo but with two riders in hot pursuit just 15seconds behind. 

In the end Van Vleuten showed her time trialling talent to hold off the chasers and cross the line alone for an impressive victory.

Despite suffering from illness last week during the team training camp in Spain, the Dutch rider today proved she is back on track and was overjoyed with the unexpected win.

“I really didn’t expect to take the victory today, I was disappointed that I was sick during the training camp and I thought I wouldn’t be the strongest today,” explained van Vleuten. “Of course sometimes with cycling you don’t have to be the strongest to win.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 3:03:22
2 Shara Gillow (AUS) - FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:24
3 Eider Merino Kortazar (SPA) - Lointek 0:00:26
4 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:59
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:20
6 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (SPA) - AlŽ Cipollini 0:01:23
7 Nikola Nosková (CZE) - BePink Cogeas 0:01:31
8 Pauliena Rooijakkers (NED) - Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
9 Margarita Victoria Garcia (SPA) - Bizkaia-Durango
10 Hayley Simmonds (GBR) - Team WNT Pro Cycling
Place ORICA-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 3:03:22
4 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:59
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:20
17 Georgia Williams (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:03:08
30 Jenelle Crooks (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:43
45 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:08:05