The WINNERS & LOSERS: The 2020 World championships may have been restricted to just the elite riders, but all four races were well worth the hours in-front of the TV. One man who didn't miss a pedal stroke was Ed Hood, PEZ's most experienced Worlds watcher - Normally roadside.
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The Dutch team has again dominated the women's World road championships, this year with one rider - Anna van der Breggen. She won the time trial on Thursday and added the road race title on Saturday, finishing Solo. Teammate Annemiek van Vleuten was second with Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini in third.
Anna van der Breggen became World time trial champion for the first time in her career on Thursday afternoon. The Dutch girl beat Swiss rider Marlen Reusser into the silver medal position. Van Breggen's teammate, Ellen van Dijk, took the bronze medal. Top favourite Chloé Dygert had a high speed crash and was unable to finish.
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Ed Roadside: The small affair of a disqualified World champions wasn't going to spoil the fun of the Dutch fans in Yorkshire. The day after the Nils Eekhoff disappointment the orange men from Holland certainly had a lot to shout about with the first two places in the Woman's race. Ed Hood had to be there to see Annemiek Van Vleuten take her rainbow jersey.
Worlds Race Report: Annemiek van Vleuten is the new women's World champion. The Dutch rider attacked 105 kilometres from the finish, from then on she never looked back and rode solo to the finish in Harrogate. Van Vleuten finished with a lead of over 2 minutes on her country-woman, Anna van der Breggen and Australian Amanda Spratt to win her first World title on the road.