Patiño 20th as Van Vleuten completes unforgettable exhibition

28 September 2019
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World Road Race Championships

La colombiana de Movistar Team termina junto a García (25ª), Merino (35ª) y Biannic (36ª) en un pelotón principal que concluyó en Harrogate a más de cinco minutos de AVV, vencedora en solitario con un ataque… ¡a 105 km de meta!

A performance for the history books. A brutal attack into the main climb of the day, Lofthouse, 105km from the finish in Harrogate, rewarded Annemiek van Vleuten (NED / MTS) with her first World Road Race Championship after 149km of demanding roads – under a sun which will surely differ much from the rain forecast for Sunday’s men’s event.

Jasinska (left) during the 2019 Worlds road race. (c) SWPix

The Dutchwoman spectacularly held off a tough pursuit by eight riders -including silver and bronze medalists Anna Van der Breggen (NED / DLT) and Amanda Spratt (AUS / MTS)-, after which finished a main peloton with most Movistar Team riders on course.

The Spanish national squad, with five Movistar Team members. (c) Photo Gomez Sport

Paula Patiño, 20th inside the group 5’20” behind the winner, was – just aged 22 – the top Blue finisher, midway through a bunch also including Mavi García (25th), Eider Merino (35th) and Aude Biannic (36th). Jasinska (64th) and Oyarbide (74th) also completed the race.

Full results

Cover picture (c): Velofocus