Hanselmann storms to Swiss national time trial title
Nicole Hanselmann won a gold medal in the Swiss national championships for the second year in a row. The 27-year-old won the national time trial title earlier today after winning the road race title last year.
Hanselmann is the second Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team rider to win a time trial title after Ann-Sophie Duyck successfully defended hers in Belgium last week.
The hilly course took place over 18,6 kilometre. Hanselmann completed it in 29 minutes 20 seconds, 37 seconds faster than the silver medal winner.
"It had a lot of climbing with over 400m of climbing and it was important to get a good rhythm, especially to keep the pace high over the last 5 kilometres," a delighted Hanselmann said. "It was a tough one but I was in good shape after coming out of the Women's Tour in England. My last TT was about a month ago so you're not sure where to stand against the others but I'm really happy to come out on top. This title means a lot after winning the road title last year. It also removes the pressure for the road race this weekend."
The Swiss road race championships will take place on Sunday, 1 July. Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team riders will be in action on Thursday in the Finnish and Danish time trial championships.
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