25 Sep 2013

Fifth straight medal for NZ cyclist at world champs

11:17 am on 25 September 2013

New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has become the first woman to win five straight time trial medals at the world road championships.

Villumsen won the silver medal at the latest world championships in Florence, finishing 24 seconds behind the Dutch winner and pre-race favourite Ellen van Dijk.

Villumsen previously won a silver and three bronze medals in the time trial at earlier world champs.