German national champion adds a rainbow jersey to her collection.
-Anna Solovey (Ukraine) takes silver, Evelyn Stevens (USA) bronze.

German Lisa Brennauer added a rainbow jersey to her national title as she stormed to victory in the World Championships time trial in Ponferrada, Spain, this afternoon.

Brennauer posted a 38-48.16, as Ukranian Anna Solovey and Evelyn Stevens (USA) took silver and bronze respectively.

The 26-year-old, who has been part of the Specialized-Lululemon team who has won the world team time trial for the past two years, becomes the third German winner of the title since 2007.

“I can’t believe it right now, I’m overwhelmed. I need some time to know that it’s reality,” she said. “I had a really good day. I’m good in the end of a race, and gave it full gas to the finish.”

Defending champion Ellen van Dijk (Ned) finished in pouring rain, but after a fast start, she slipped out of contention by half distance. She posted a 39-59.80 to finish seventh.

Commonwealth champion Linda Villumsen’s run of five-consecutive podium finishes ended, as the Kiwi ended in ninth.

British Cycling opted against selecting a rider to compete in the event.

Result
UCI 2014 Road World Championships, elite women’s time trial
1. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) 29.5km in 38-48.16
2. Hanna Solovey (Ukr) at 0-18
3. Evelyn Stevens (USA) at 0-21
4. Mieke Kroger (Ger) at 0-38
5. Ann-Sofie Duyck (Bel) at 0-45
6. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) at 0-51
7. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) at 1-11
8. Alison Powers (USA) at 1-14
9. Linda Villumsen (NZl) at 1-14
10. Trixi Worrack (Ger) at 1-15
Lisa Brennaur in the Women's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Lisa Brennauer in the Women’s TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Anna Solovey in the Women's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Anna Solovey in the Women’s TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Evelyn Stevens in the Women's TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Evelyn Stevens in the Women’s TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Lisa Brennaur in the Womens TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

Lisa Brennaur in the Womens TT at the 2014 World Road Championships

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  • Hadyn Bosher,

    for what!!!!???is it a first for womens racing??

  • Dabber

    Anna Solovey just back from a ban. Not encouraging.