Katrin Garfoot on her way to bronze in the world championship time trial.
Katrin Garfoot on her way to bronze in the world championship time trial. CORNELIUS POPPE

Katrin Garfoot claims slice of cycling history

KATRIN Garfoot has become the first Australian woman in history to win two world championship time trial medals with her bronze performance in wet weather in Bergen, Norway.

Rio Olympian Garfoot defended the bronze medal she won a year ago to claim her slice of cycling history.

The 36-year-old Queensland cyclist came home strongly in the race against the clock to finish 18 seconds behind Dutch winner Annemiek Van Vleuten and just seven second behind bronze medallist Anna Van der Breggen.

"I just gave it my all; I couldn't have given any more,” said the multiple Australian champion.

"I don't think the rain impacted that much on this course - the corners weren't that hairy, maybe there were a couple of corners that I took a bit easier than I would in the dry, but in the end, I don't think it played that much of a role.”

Garfoot's next outing is in the women's road race on Saturday where she will join Gracie Elvin, Shara Gillow, Chloe Hosking, Rachel Neylan, Sarah Roy and Amanda Spratt in the Australian team.



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