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Trek-Segafredo stormed to the win at the Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT on Saturday, blowing the opposition away over the 35.6km course.
The American team completed the testing course in a time of 44:56, finishing 38 seconds ahead of SD Worx, and with Team DSM in third at 49 seconds. Team Jumbo-Visma finished in fourth.
Ellen van Dijk was instrumental in Trek-Segafredo’s win, powering her teammates along but she had strong support from Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Chloe Hosking, Amalie Dideriksen, Lauretta Hanson, and Shirin van Anrooij.
“Our performance was super special. I am really happy we could win this TTT. I think as a team it’s super special when you can win a TTT and go to the podium together and celebrate with the staff because you do it all together. It’s really a team effort,” said van Dijk.
“To be honest, I was not so sure that we could win this TTT because Elisa Longo Borghini got sick the day before, so we missed a big motor. We did not have all our TT specialists here, but I think a lot of other teams also struggled with this. Then we had some bad luck on the way out. Lauretta punctured, she is also a strong rider in our train, and we lost Chloe so we were down to four pretty early. And we knew we had to […]