Marlen Reusser of Switzerland during the 2023 European Championships time trial.

Women’s European ITT: Reusser wins for the third year in a row

Anna Henderson finished second 43 seconds down on Reusser.

Marlen Reusser of Switzerland during the 2023 European Championships time trial.

After dropping out of the World Championship time trial in August Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) returned to the aero position with force, winning the European Championship by 43 seconds over Anna Henderson (Great Britain). Christina Schweinberger (Austria) continued her impressive back half of the season finishing third, only one second behind Henderson.

Marlen Reusser finishing the European Championships time trial
Reusser passed Riejanne Markus in the final two kilometres
Marlen Reusser riding a straight road on her time trial bike
Reusser being aero AF

Brief results


Marlen Reusser bunnyhops a roundabout on her time trial bike
Taking the shortest line to save those precious seconds

Quote of the day

Reusser didn’t sit back and wait for someone else to make sure her birthday was special. She took it with watts.

Especially, you know, today’s my birthday. It’s a really special day.

Reusser after the race

Up next: European championships road race

On Saturday, September 23rd the top women in Europe (and the UK) line up to fight for the title of European Champion. The race is a fun one, with about 60ish kilometres of flat roads, and possibly some crosswinds, before the peloton turns onto a familiar circuit around the Col du Vam (or the VAM-berg). You’ll recognize it from Ronde van Drenthe earlier in the year, or the Dutch national championships.

Profile of the women's elite road race course for the European Championship, which is flat in the first half and then has five laps of the "VAM-berg" circuit with a short but steep climb.

It’s a race that could come down to a solo rider or a small group, so many riders will think they can take home gold. Check back on Thursday for a full race preview including Wheel Talk Podcast picks!

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