The women’s time trial of the Cycling World Championships that are disputed in Imola-Emilia Romagna was marked by the hard fall suffered by the American Chloe Dygert, the current world champion, when everything pointed to her going to revalidate the title.

Dygert, who climbed to the top of the podium in Yorkshire In 2019, it suffered a spectacular crash at the exit of a curve. The American lost stability in a curve and was approaching the edge of the road, until it ended up hitting the protective barrier. Thus fired and he will pass it over until he falls into a field area.

The runner had set the best time midway through the 31.7 km course of the event and had a clear advantage about switzerland Marlen Reusser and the dutch Anna van der Breggen, who were running second and third at 26 and 36 seconds, respectively, at km 14.

It was the Dutch who ended up hanging the gold, the first of her career, after having added four medals silver four times (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019).