Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) has the prologue in the Boels Ladies Tour (World Tour) on her name written. She explained the trail of 3.3 km in Arnhem in 4:22. That was seven seconds faster than Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans). With Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) was still a third Dutch on the stage, eight seconds of the first leader in the Dutch stage race. The first fellow was Jolien D’hoore on a twelfth place, at 14 seconds of the winner.
Of the Netherlands, reigning world champion time trial, making her role so where. Also last year she won the prologue, the time trial and took the overall classification of the Dutch stage race on her name. “I put myself no pressure for that race”, she recorded in the flashinterview. “I just want quotes, and had my focus on this prologue laid. Also the closing time-trial is a goal.”
It is for the 35-year-old From Vleuten, all of its eighth victory of the season. Previously, she brought the time trial in the Basque Worldtourwedstrijd Emakumeen XXXI. Bira-iasb on its name, the trial, and the ninth and tenth stage at the Giro Rosa and the overall classification in the Giro Rosa, La Course by le Tour de France and only last week the Veenendaal Classic (1.1.) at her name.
They start Wednesday as a leader in the first stage, a 132 kilometer stage with start and arrival in Nijmegen but on the road a lot of hills on the menu. The Boels Ladies Tour goes on until Sunday.