“I had a good start,” said Vos. “Katie passed me in the first lap and kept the pace really high. Katie was really strong, I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes. I waited for a moment.”
Vos, who is one of the most decorated cyclists of her generation, had tweeted earlier in the day of the complications of being a multi-discipline world champion: “Nearly took the wrong kit for the WC Rome. What a ‘problem’ if you can take the wrong rainbow jersey; road instead of cx. Fast course it is!”
Katerina Nash (Luna) launched a solo pursuit of the two leaders and spent the majority of the race on her own, staving off a group containing Sanne van Paassen, Helen Wyman, Lucie Chainel-Lefevre, Sanne Cant and Sabrina Stultiens. A late charge by van Paassen and Cant in the final laps looked like it might bring Nash back into the fold, but Nash held off the pursuit and crossed the line in third. Van Paassen came in for fourth. American Amy Dombroski finished in 16th.
2013 World Cup Rome Elite Women
|4||Sanne VAN PAASSEN||NED||40:53:00|
|9||Ellen VAN LOY||BEL||41:40:00|
|23||Alice Maria ARZUFFI||ITA||44:11:00|
|29||Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURG||DEN|