Road World Championships: Lisa Brennauer wins women's time trial

German cyclist Lisa Brennauer at the 2014 Road World Championships

Germany's Lisa Brennauer won the women's individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Spain.

The 26-year-old completed the 29.5km course in 38 minutes 48 seconds to beat Ukraine's Hanna Solovey by 18 seconds, with Evelyn Stevens of the United States three seconds further back.

"I'm overwhelmed and I need some time to know this is reality," Brennauer told BBC Sport.

Germany's Lisa Brennauer
Germany's Lisa Brennauer (centre) celebrates winning gold

"It was good for me that it was a long race because I am stronger at the end."

Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands, who set off last as defending champion, trailed at the two intermediate checkpoints and was hampered by heavy rain in the closing stages as she finished more than one minute adrift in seventh.

The men's time trial takes place on Wednesday, with the women's road race on Saturday and the men's on Sunday.

Result:

1. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) 38mins 48.16secs

2. Hanna Solovey (Ukr) +18.68secs

3. Evelyn Stevens (USA)+21.25secs

4. Mieke Kroeger (Ger)+38.29secs

5. Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) +45.31secs

Road World Championships schedule & results
DateEventWinners
21 SeptemberWomen's team time trialSpecialized-Lululemon
21 SeptemberMen's team time trialBMC
23 SeptemberWomen's time trialLisa Brennauer (Ger)
24 SeptemberMen's time trial
27 SeptemberWomen's road race
28 SeptemberMen's road race

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