Marianne Vos celebrates hard-fought World road race title defence

Marianne Vos attacks, Women's road race, World Champs 2013

Marianne Vos, one year after winning the Olympics and World Championship, struck again. On the narrow and steep Via Salviati just outside of Florence, the Dutch cyclist rode away from her rivals and took another world title.

"It's great to defend the title," Vos explained in the pressroom. "They say it's hard to win one, and of course I did that before, but to do it two times in a row is even harder."

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