Anna van der Breggen's time trial at the Giro Donne was so fast she eliminated a dozen riders

The world champion is on course for yet another victory in the 10-day stage race

Anna van der Breggen
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We don’t need many more measurements to judge how dominant Anna van der Breggen is, but the Dutchman reminded us in brutal fashion on stage four of the Giro Donne.

In winning the individual time trial, a tough 11.2km course on mountainous parcours, the road and time trial world champion set such a blistering time that she eliminated a dozen riders.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.