18 Jun 2012

Villumsen claims stage and overall victory in Olympic shakedown

8:08 am on 18 June 2012

The New Zealand Olympic hope Linda Villumsen has won the third stage time trial of cycling's Giro del Trentino in northern Italy.

The stage win secured her overall victory at the two-day, three-stage race near the Dolomites in the Alps.

It is the second time trial win for Villumsen this season after the New Zealander won the Emakumeen Euskal Bira time trial earlier this month.

Defending Giro del Trentino Champion and World Time Trial Champion Judith Ardnt finished second on the stage.

Villumsen covered the course in 7:53:14, with Arndt four seconds back.