2008 UCI Road World Championships – Women's time trial

The Women's time trial of the 2008 UCI Road World Championships cycling event took place on 24 September in Varese, Italy.

Women's time trial
2008 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
DatesSeptember 24, 2008
Stages1
Distance25.15 km (15.63 mi)
Winning time33' 51"
Medalists
   Gold  Amber Neben (USA)
   Silver  Christiane Soeder (AUT)
   Bronze  Judith Arndt (GER)
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After finishing one place out of the medals in last World Championships, Amber Neben became gold medal winner, recording a time 7 seconds quicker than Austria's Christiane Soeder with Germany's Judith Arndt finishing behind Soeder in third.[1]

RouteEdit

The course covered 25.2 km.[2]

QualificationEdit

All National Federations were allowed to enter four riders for the race, with a maximum of two riders to start. In addition to this number, the outgoing World Champion and the current continental champions were also able to take part.[3]

Champion Name Note
Outgoing World Champion   Hanka Kupfernagel (GER) Did not participate
African Champion   Lynette Burger (RSA)
Asian Champion   Li Meifang (CHN)
European Champion (under-23)   Ellen van Dijk (NED)
Oceanian Champion   Bridie O'Donnell (AUS)
Pan American Champion   Ana Paola Madrinan Villegas (COL) Did not participate

Final classificationEdit

Rank Rider Time
1   Amber Neben (USA) 33' 51.35"
2   Christiane Soeder (AUT) + 07.56"
3   Judith Arndt (GER) + 22.77"
4   Tatiana Antoshina (RUS) + 23.39"
5   Kristin Armstrong (USA) + 25.27"
6   Karin Thurig (SUI) + 30.99"
7   Susanne Ljungskog (SWE) + 57.38"
8   Emma Pooley (GBR) + 57.52"
9   Charlotte Becker (GER) + 1' 03.32"
10   Linda Villumsen (DEN) + 1' 05.43"
11   Anne Samplonius (CAN) + 1' 08.91"
12   Christine Thorburn (USA) + 1' 17.16"
13   Jeannie Longo (FRA) + 1' 20.03"
14   Emma Johansson (SWE) + 1' 26.31"
15   Diana Žiliūtė (LTU) + 1' 36.83"
16   Vicki Whitelaw (AUS) + 1' 36.23"
17   Julie Beveridge (CAN) + 1' 53.56"
18   Martina Růžičková (CZE) + 2' 02.24"
19   Sharon Laws (GBR) + 2' 03.06"
20   Ellen van Dijk (NED) + 2' 11.46"
21   Regina Bruins (NED) + 2' 14.52"
22   Pascale Schnider (SUI) + 2' 15.64"
23   Bridie O'Donnell (AUS) + 2' 17.73"
24   Alexis Rhodes (AUS) + 2' 21.11"
25   Kirsten Wild (NED) + 2' 27.84"
26   Edwige Pitel (FRA) + 2' 37.03"
27   Grete Treier (EST) + 2' 40.05"
28   Jarmila Machačová (CZE) + 2' 46.30"
29   An van Rie (BEL) + 2' 50.22"
30   Marta Vila Josana Andreu (ESP) + 2' 52.06"
31   Trine Schmidt (DEN) + 2' 59.46"
32   Eneritz Iturriaga Echevarria (ESP) + 3' 04.02"
33   Alexandra Burchenkova (RUS) + 3' 15.01"
34   Daiva Tušlaitė (LTU) + 3' 20.07"
35   Mayuko Hagiwara (JPN) + 3' 31.31"
36   Anna Zugno (ITA) + 3' 41.23"
37   Elena Berlato (ITA) + 3' 55.35"
38   Bogumiła Matusiak (POL) + 4' 22.49"
39   Olivia Dillon (IRL) + 4' 25.06"
40   Hanna Talkanitsa (BLR) + 5' 10.88"
41   Kathryn Bertine (SKN) + 5' 20.61"
42   Heather Wilson (IRL) + 5' 22.56"
43   Polona Batagelj (SLO) + 8' 37.31"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neben knocks out favourites for gold". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ "September 24: Women's time trial, 25.15km". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Competition Guide Apendixes". UCI. Retrieved 15 April 2014.[permanent dead link]