Road World Championships
Individual Time Trial - Women - Stage Details

Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands) won the elite women’s individual time trial world championship in Florence ahead of Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) and Carmen Small (USA). The Dutch powerhouse set a time of 27’48 over the 22.05km course, dominating the race from start to finish with the fastest time at both intermediate splits. Villumsen finished 24” behind Van Dijk to capture the silver medal while Small narrowly edged out Evelyn Stevens (USA) for the bronze medal at 28”.

ORICA-AIS had three riders racing the event: Emma Johansson (SWE), Shara Gillow (AUS) and Loes Gunnewijk (NED). Johansson was the team's top finisher in 10th place, 1'04 behind Van Dijk. Gillow slotted into 12th place at 1'20 while Gunnewijk was 4" further behind in 14th place. 

"This is my first top ten in a time trial at the World Championships. I'm happy with that. My time trialing has improved this year, and I wanted to do a good result here because of that even though the course didn't suit me. More than anything, I'm happy that the form is good. That's the most important thing for me. The road race on Saturday is my main objective." - Emma Johansson

"I'm very disappointed with my ride today. There's no way I can pretend to be anything else. I give everything I can on any given day. I'm pretty upset by what I had to give today. We all have bad days, and this was one of mine." - Shara Gillow

"It was hard! I did everything I could and had nothing more in the legs, so I was satisifed with that. It was nice to see my roommate become world champion today. I'm so happy for Ellen." - Loes Gunnewijk 


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) - Specialized-lululemon 27:48.2
2 Linda Villumsen (NZL) - Wiggle Honda 00:24.1
3 Carmen Small (USA) - Specialized-lululemon 00:28.7
4 Evelyn Stevens (USA) - Specialized-lululemon 00:28.8
5 Trixi Worrack (Germany) - Specialized-lululemon 00:31.7
6 Annika Langvad (Den) - 00:39.5
7 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) - RusVelo 00:40.3
8 Ganna Solovey (Ukr) - 00:42.5
9 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) - Mcipollini Giordana 00:42.6
10 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 00:53.0
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 00:53.0
12 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 01:20.4
14 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 01:24.2