Annemiek van Vleuten dominant with Boels Ladies Tour prologue win

World time trial champion wins the 3.8km time trial at Tom Dumoulin Bike park taking GC lead ahead of five road stages

Annemiek van Vleuten en route to stage seven win (Image: Flaviano Ossola)

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Annemiek van Vleuten dominated the at the Boels Ladies Tour on Tuesday, conclusively winning the 3.8km time trial. With no more racing against the clock, she may struggle to win a third consecutive edition of the race, but the Mitchelton-Scott rider once again proved her excellence in any form of time trial.

Last off the ramp, the current world time trial champion blasted round the course at the Tom Dumoulin Bike Park, near Maastricht, in a time of 5.04, six seconds ahead of her nearest rival.

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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.