Van Vleuten wins Strade Bianche Women with solo attack

Dutchwoman returns to winning ways after serious injury at last year's Worlds

Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton - Scott) during the 5th Strade Bianche 2019, Women. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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After breaking her knee at last year’s World Championships, Annemiek van Vleuten won Saturday’s Strade Bianche women’s race.

The victory, in only her second race since the incident in Austria, sees the Mitchelton-Scott rider return to the top of the Women’s WorldTour after winning the series last season.

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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.