Van der Breggen in search of final elusive title at Doha 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 22:24
Doha: The reigning Rio Olympic champion who also accounted for the European title in Plumelec, France, Anna van der Breggen (pictured) is in search of a major international road race title which she does not yet have. The Dutch star will be eying for the same at the UCI World Championships Doha 2016.
Van der Breggen defeated Polish Kasia Niewiadoma and Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini at the European Championships. The three had jumped clear from the peloton inside the final kilometre and Van der Breggen proved to be the strongest in an uphill sprint.
The Dutchwoman, who took silver in the road race and in the time trial and bronze in the team time trial at last year’s UCI World Championships in Richmond, may not be her country’s main trump at the Doha 2016 road race, however.
“The course in Qatar does not suit me very well because it’s very flat,” Van der Breggen said.
The Women’s Elite Road Race will be held on October 15, with the 134.5 km course finishing at the iconic Pearl-Qatar.