A look ahead to Tuesday's elite women's individual time trial at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Spain

Elite women’s time trial

When: Tuesday September 23 2014
Distance: 29.5km

Defending champion Ellen Van Dijk is the woman to beat in the elite women’s individual time trial at the 2014 UCI World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, on Tuesday.

The Dutchwoman was well clear of silver medallist Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) last year, putting nearly half a minute into her.

Along with Villumsen, American riders Carmen Small and Evelyn Stevens, and Germans Lisa Brennauer and Trixi Worrack will put up a fight for the medals over the course which features a slight ride before the finish – enough to put a sting into tired legs.

Britain will not field any riders in this year’s event, the official reason given by British Cycling being: “We have chosen not to enter anyone into the elite women’s time trial event this year as we don’t believe we have a contender for a medal and we are obliged to use our resources where we have the best chance of success.”

Elite women time trial, 2014 Road World Championships

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Start list

Start times are given in local time

16:06:00 1 VAN DIJK Ellen NETHERLANDS
16:04:00 2 VILLUMSEN Linda Melanie NEW-ZEALAND
16:02:00 3 BRENNAUER Lisa GERMANY
16:00:00 4 STEVENS Evelyn UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
15:58:00 5 SOLOVEY Anna UKRAINE
15:56:00 6 GARFOOT Katrin AUSTRALIA
15:54:00 7 SMALL Carmen UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
15:52:00 8 WORRACK Trixi GERMANY
15:50:00 9 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITALY
15:48:00 10 DUYCK Ann-Sofie BELGIUM
15:46:00 11 KIRCHMANN Leah CANADA
15:44:00 12 CORDON Audrey FRANCE
15:42:00 13 MAJERUS Christine LUXEMBOURG
15:40:00 14 ANTOSHINA Tatiana RUSSIAN FEDERATION
15:38:00 15 GULUMA ORTIZ Serika COLOMBIA
15:36:00 16 YONAMINE Eri JAPAN
15:34:00 17 BUJAK Eugenia POLAND
15:32:00 18 CANUEL Karol-Ann CANADA
15:30:00 19 DALTON Heidi SOUTH AFRICA
15:28:00 20 RATTO Rossella ITALY
15:26:00 21 KROEGER Mieke GERMANY
15:24:00 22 RITTER Martina AUSTRIA
15:22:00 23 LEPISTO Lotta FINLAND
15:20:00 24 TUSLAITE Daiva LITHUANIA
15:18:00 25 CASAS BONILLA Ana Teresa MEXICO
15:16:00 26 OYARBIDE JIMENEZ Lourdes SPAIN
15:14:00 27 ROZLAPA Dana  LATVIA
15:12:00 28 BLAAK Chantal NETHERLANDS
15:10:00 29 BIANNIC Aude FRANCE
15:08:00 30 POWERS Alison UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
15:06:00 31 BURCHENKOVA Alexandra RUSSIAN FEDERATION
15:04:00 32 FERNANDES SILVA Clemilda BRAZIL
15:02:00 33 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna POLAND
15:00:00 34 SCHWEIZER Doris SUI19890828 SWITZERLAND
14:58:00 35 RIABCHENKO Tatyana UKRAINE
14:56:00 36 SAARELAINEN Sari FINLAND
14:54:00 37 KACHELHOFFER An-Li SOUTH AFRICA
14:52:00 38 HAHN Jacqueline AUSTRIA
14:50:00 39 SOSNA Katazina LITHUANIA
14:48:00 40 LETH Julie DENMARK
14:46:00 41 SABLIKOVA Martina CZECH REPUBLIC
14:44:00 42 LEAL BALDERAS Veronica MEXICO
14:42:00 43 HAGIWARA Mayuko JAPAN
14:40:00 44 LOPEZ MORALES Belen SPAIN
14:38:00 45 RIST Liisi ESTONIA
14:36:00 46 RADOTIC Mia CROATIA
14:34:00 47 FASOI Varvara GREECE
14:32:00 48 REIS Daniela PORTUGAL
14:30:00 49 LAIZANE Lija LATVIA

Ellen van Dijk, Women's time trial, Road World Championships 2013