Ellen van Dijk wins European Championships time trial as Hayley Simmonds snags eighth

Simmonds secured eighth place whilst the Dutch took first and second

Ellen van Dijk gives it everything on the line (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) is once again the European time trial champion, having blasted through the streets of Glasgow ahead of her compatriot, Anna van der Breggen.

There was just two seconds between the pair, with Van Dijk - who took the honour in 2017 and 2016 as well - the fastest rider through every one of three checkpoints to average 46 kilometres per hour, completing the course in 41-29.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.