Ellen van Dijk claims third time trial title at World Championships

The Dutchwoman won by almost 13 seconds ahead of Grace Brown

Ellen van Dijk wins ITT world championships in Wollongong 2022
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Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) clinched the first rainbow jersey of this year’s UCI Road World Championships, powering to her third victory in the women’s elite time trial. 

The Dutch rider proved her dominance through the winding streets of Wollongong, Australia, clocking an average speed of over 46km/h to replicate her successes from 2013 and 2021. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.