Linda Villumsen wins World Championships elite women's time trial

New Zealander Linda Villumsen gives a masterclass in pacing to secure the 2015 time trial title in Richmond - Photos by Graham Watson

Linda Villumsen in action during the 2015 Elite Womens TT World Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Linda Villumsen gave New Zealand its first medal of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships on Tuesday, claiming the elite women's individual time trial title in Richmond, USA.

Villumsen put in a masterful performance over two laps of the testing 15-kilometre circuit around the Virginia city to stop the clock at 40 minutes and 29.87 seconds and earn the right to pull on the rainbow jersey after numerous podium appearances in previous years.

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