10 Jun 2012

Villumsen rides to time trial victory in Spain

10:06 am on 10 June 2012

The New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen gave her olympic aspirations a boost by grabbing her first time trial win of the season, winning the third stage of Emakumeen Euskal Bira in Spain this morning.

The silver medallist in the time trial at last year's world championships and the 2010 Commonwealth Games, finished three seconds faster than her Green Edge-AIS teammate and world champion Judith Ardnt.

Villumsen's win gave GreenEDGE-AIS a sought-after stage win, and Arndt's result leaves the team well-poised on the overall ahead of tomorrow's final stage.

Villumsen is hopeful of being named in the New Zealand team later this month for the London Olympics.