2008 UCI Road World Championships – Women's time trial

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Women's time trial
2008 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates September 24, 2008
Stages 1
Distance 25.15 km (15.63 mi)
Winning time 33' 51"
Medalists
   Gold  Amber Neben (USA)
   Silver  Christiane Soeder (AUT)
   Bronze  Judith Arndt (GER)
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The Women's time trial of the 2008 UCI Road World Championships cycling event took place on 24 September in Varese, Italy.

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]

Route[edit]

The course covered 25.2 km.[2]

Qualification[edit]

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 Germany Hanka Kupfernagel (GER) Did not participate
African Champion South Africa Lynette Burger (RSA)
Asian Champion  Li Meifang (CHN)
European Champion (under-23) Netherlands Ellen van Dijk (NED)
Oceanian Champion Australia Bridie O'Donnell (AUS)
Pan American Champion Colombia Ana Paola Madrinan Villegas (COL) Did not participate

Final classification[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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]