Van der Breggen wins World Championship road race with staggering attack in Innsbruck

Olympic champion wins after 39km solo ride

Anna van der Breggen wins the women's World Championship road race (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen won a spectacular women’s World Championship road race on Saturday, winning her first rainbow jersey in Austria.

The Dutch woman rode clear of a small group near the top of the race’s signature climb with 39km to ride, riding solo to the line in Innsbruck.

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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.