September 24nd, 2013, Firenze, Italy -Ellen Van Dijk won her second Gold World Championship medal on Tuesday when she posted the fastest time in the Individual Time Trial event. An amazing ride to top of a career best season for the young Dutch rider.
Team Specialized-lululemon defended the World Championships TTT title today in Firenze, Italy. The team, made up of Ellen Van Dijk, Evenlyn Stevens, Lisa Brennauer, Katie Colclough, Carmen Small and Trixi worrack, posted a time of 51.60 and an average speed of 50.1km/h.
"It was fantastic riding today by the girls today, said Team Director Ronny Lauke. "We really look forward to this event each year and the hard work paid off today. They did everything right."
Geraardsbergen, Belgium : Team Specialized-lululemon made a great start at the Lotto Decca Tour on Friday, taking the win in the TTT event. The ladies finished 35 seconds ahead of Orica Green Edge. Ellen Van Dijk, defending champion, will wear the yellow leaders jersey going into stage two.
"It was quite a technical course, and we didn't really get the chance to learn it but everyone was in the same boat and it was another good opportunity for us to practice as a team together for World Championships," said Van Dijk. "We have 35 seconds to try to save now and we'll have to be attentive of time bonuses, but we're looking forward to trying to defend the jersey."
At the Specialized lululemon team camp back in early 2012, Lezyne was fortunate enough to be able to share their experiences at the camp. We not only shared a ride with the girls, but grabbed some food with them as well as some interviews. The following view is what we were able to gather from the girls. Without a doubt, they were an amazing team and an extremely strong group of women (both on and off of the bike). The team is made up of immensely strong women who also happen to have sterling careers to back them up. Lezyne is extremely proud to be a partner of Specialized lululemon and the amazing women that encompass it." We hope that you enjoy this video, as making it was certainly the best part.