SCOTT Women in Force at the 2018 Road Worlds !
SCOTT is proud to be supporting extraordinary female athletes as they achieve the extraordinary. Annemiek Van Vleuten and Laura Stigger both put on a show this past week in Innsbruck.
The Road World Championship in Innsbruck has been the stage for some historical moments, one of them being Annemiek Van Vleuten's (Netherlands) indisputable victory on the individual time trial but also young talent Laura Stigger (Austria) surprising everyone including herself with a Gold Medal in her second road race ever and only two weeks after winning gold at the Cross-Country World Championships.
Annemiek Van Vleuten enjoys her second TT World Champion medal
Annemiek Van Vleuten Retains her TT Rainbow Stripes
Dutch athlete Annemiek Van Vleuten defends her Individual Time Trial title with back-to-back wins and a clear 29 second gap on 2nd place Anna Van der Breggen.
This result adds to an already impressive season to-date, including three stage victories, the overall at both the Giro Rosa and Boels Rental Ladies Tour and a win at La Course by Le Tour de France
A Dutch podium! Annemiek Van Vleuten gave it all to finish 29 seconds ahead of 2nd place Anna Van der Breggen. Ellen Van Dijk came 3rd.
“If you’re here starting, you just want to win the jersey and I know how nice it is to ride and train in a beautiful jersey. (…) I felt like I had to start fast and then die until the end, which is not nice to do. I was also a little in trouble in the second part, but that’s how you know you had a good time trial.”
In the Elite Road Race, Annemiek had a bad crash and fractured her knee. However, she still managed to pull it off to an impressive 7th place! We wish her a good and speedy recovery.
Annemiek Van Vleuten still fighting for a top-10 after fracturing her knee in a crash
Talented Laura Stigger Doubles It Up!
After her second Junior Cross-Country World Champion title in Lenzerheide just a few weeks ago, Austrian bike phenomenon Laura Stigger doubles it up on home soil with a World Champion title on the road! In her second road race ever, she rode a very clever race and took the win in the final sprint just a few centimeters ahead of another SCOTT rider Marie Le Net, from France.
Junior Road World Champion Laura Stigger on the podium with Marie Le Net (2nd, from France) and Simone Boilard (3rd, from Canada)
“This morning I didn’t believe I had any chance of winning because it’s only my second road race. I just wanted to have fun, and now I’m the World Champion. It’s unbelievable.”
Laura Stigger takes the win in the final sprint in front of her home crowd in Tirol, Austria.
Already 2 times a Junior World Champion and 5 times European Champion on her mountain bike, Laura Stigger also won every single cross-country race she entered this year. With this win in Innsbruck she adds another major title to an already impressive cycling career.
Her next race will come at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, where she will again compete in both disciplines.
Amanda Spratt Takes Silver in the Road Race
In the Elite Road Race, Aussie rider Amanda Spratt goes home with Silver. She showed a smart race strategy, being the only one able to keep up with winner Anna Van der Breggen until the final climb. The pair soloed for 40km, but Van der Breggen was too strong and went ahead, finally extending her lead by 00:03:42 on Spratty. Behind, the gaps also extended with Tatiana Guderzo (ITA) claiming the final medal 00:05:26sec adrift.
Amanda Spratt, 2018 Road World championship's Silver Medalist, on the podium with Anna Van der Breggen (1st) and Tatiana Guderzo (3rd)
"I just tried to hold her wheel as much as I could, which was maybe a little mistake. I probably could have stayed with her a little longer than I did but she was on another level today. She was so, so strong… I’m definitely happy with the silver medal. I can be very proud of this.”
3 Top-Ten’s for French Team DN Breizh Ladies
Our young Frenchies from team DN Breizh Ladies showed great performances in the Junior Individual Road Race as well, with very promising results from Marie Le Net (2nd), Jade Wiel (5th) and Maina Galand (10th).
The Bikes - Fast. Faster. Fasterer.
The SCOTT Addict represents the value of lighweight like no other road bike. Carbon know-how and manufacturing expertise allow us to offer one of the lightest production bikes on the market.
Laura Stigger on the SCOTT Addict.
The SCOTT Foil has been designed to be even more aerodynamic, more comfortable, and to still have that incredibly laterally stiff nature of its predecessor. With impressive comfort values, superb handling and smart integration, this bike is the weapon of choice for many. Visit the Foil tech page to find out more!
Amanda Spratt on the SCOTT Foil.
Our bike for time trials and triathlon, the SCOTT Plasma was designed to not only be aerodynamically sound, but also to be faster WITH a moving rider on it than without. With now two World Champion titles to its name, it is safe to say that the Plasma 5 is a cut above the rest. Visit the Plasma tech page to find out more !
Annemiek Van Vleuten on the SCOTT Plasma.
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The Helmets – Get Your Head in The Game
The SCOTT Cadence and SCOTT Centric helmets were designed and developed for our world class athletes. We leveraged our extensive aerodynamic expertise to make two of the fastest and best ventilated helmets in their class. This was achieved through optimization of airflow on both the outside and the inside of the helmet. MIPS® with SCOTT AIR technology provides the benefits of a MIPS® brain protection system and features a unique construction to further enhance ventilation.
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Left: SCOTT Cadence Helmet /Right: SCOTT Centric Helmet
Action photo credits: Getty Images and Kristof Ramon