Annemiek Van Vleuten wins Challenge by La Vuelta mountain time trial

Olympic champion Annemiek van Vleuten pushed close by Marlen Reusser who keeps the overall lead

Annemiek van Vleuten on stage two of Challenge by La Vuelta
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Annemiek van Vleuten took another win at the Challenge by La Vuelta, but the Olympic champion didn’t have it all her own way, with Marlen Reusser taking second only 20 seconds back.

The result was perhaps predictable, Van Vleuten (Movistar) being not only among the world’s best testers, but also the preeminent climber, and stage two's 7km mountain time trial suited her perfectly.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.