Linda Villumsen

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Linda Villumsen
Villumsen wearing the Danish national team's jersey when competing in the 2009 UCI Road World Championships (left) and riding for New Zealand in the 2012 Olympics time trial (right)
Personal information
Born (1985-04-09) 9 April 1985 (age 29)
Herning, Denmark
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Current team Wiggle-Honda
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist, Climber[1]
Professional team(s)
2005–2006
2007-10
2011
2012
2013–2014
Buitenpoort - Flexpoint Team
T-Mobile Women
AA Drink-leontien.nl
Orica-AIS
Wiggle-Honda
Infobox last updated on
25 September 2013
Villumsen (left) finished second in time trial at the 2013 World Championships. (Ellen van Dijk (center), Carmen Small (right))

Linda Melanie Villumsen Serup (born 9 April 1985 in Herning) is a Danish-born road racing cyclist[2] who became a New Zealand citizen in 2009 and has ridden under a Kiwi license from 2010.[3]

She won the European under 23 time trial championship in 2006 and 2007.

She was Danish national champion in both road racing and time trialing in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she finished 5th in the women's road race and 13th in the time trial.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London she finished 18th in the road race and fourth in the time trial, missing out on a medal by less than two seconds.[4]

Villumsen won the Route de France Féminine in 2006 and 2013.

From 2008 to 2014 she placed 10th, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd and 9th in world championships time trials.

From 2012 to 2014 she placed 7th, 6th and 8th in world championships road races.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games she won the gold medal in the road time trial and placed 5th in the road race.

As of September 2014 she is the only New Zealand senior cyclist to win an individual medal at the UCI Road World Championships.

In September 2014 the UnitedHealthcare Women's Team announced that they had signed Villumsen for the 2015 season after two seasons with Wiggle-Honda.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[5][6]

2005
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd National Time Trial Championships
2nd New Zealand World Cup
2nd Damesronde van Drenthe
1st Alblasserdam
2006
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Road Race Championships
3rd Danish National Track Championships (Individual pursuit)
1st Omloop der Kempen
2nd Overall Ster Zeeuwsche Eilanden
1st Stage 1, Vlissingen
2nd L'Heure D'Or Féminine / The Ladies Golden Hour
1st Overall Route de France Féminine
2007
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg European U23 Time Trial Championships
3rd Holland Ladies Tour
1st Stage 6 Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
2008
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Road Race Championships
1st Team World ranking
1st Stage Giro della Toscana TTT
2nd Open de Suède Vårgårda
5th Olympic Road Race Championships
10th World Time Trial Championships
2009
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Danish National Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Danish National Road Race Championships
3rd Bronze medal icon.svg World Time Trial Championships
1st Overall, Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Stage 3
1st Trofeo Costa Etrusca: GP Comuni Santa Luce — Castellina Marittima
2010
3rd Bronze medal icon.svg World Time Trial Championships
2nd Silver medal icon.svg Commonwealth Games Time Trial Championships
2nd Chrono Gatineau
2011
2nd Silver medal icon.svg World Time Trial Championships
2012
1st Overall, Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol
3rd La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
3rd GP Stad Roeselare
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Emakumeen Bira
4th Olympic Time Trial Championships
2nd Silver medal icon.svg World Team Time Trial Championships
3rd Bronze medal icon.svg World Time Trial Championships
7th World Road Race Championships
2013
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Combativity award Stage 1 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
1st Overall La Route de France
1st Stage 7
1st Mountains classification Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
1st Combination classification
1st Prologue
2nd Silver medal icon.svg World Time Trial Championships[7]
6th World Road Race Championships
2014
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
1st Stage 2 (ITT)
1st Gold medal icon.svg Commonwealth Games Road Time Trial
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd National Road Race Championships
8th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
9th World Time Trial Championships
8th World Road Race Championships


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Villumsen signs with Unitedhealthcare". cyclingnews.com. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Biography - SERUP Linda Melanie Villumsen". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Villumsen cleared to ride for New Zealand". cyclingnews.com. 30 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Cleaver, Dylan (2 August 2012). "Olympics: Villumsen just seconds from bronze". New Zealand Herald. 
  5. ^ Linda Villumsen profile at Cycling Archives
  6. ^ Linda Villumsen profile at cqranking.com
  7. ^ "Kiwi cyclist wins medal at world champs". TVNZ. 25 September 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Madeleine Sandig (GER)
European Road Champion Time Trial U23
2006 - 2007
Succeeded by
 Ellen van Dijk (NED)