Proud parents follow Ellen Van Dijk to victory in Bergen
Nico and Anneke Van Dijk follow their daughter Ellen Van Dijk nearly everywhere in the world where she competes. On Sunday, they watched Van Dijk, and Team Sunweb win in Bergen.
Team Sunweb is the first world champion to be announced in the 2017 UCI World Road Championship in Bergen. Ellen Van Dijk and her team Sunweb had the fastest time on the Women’s Team Time Trial event on Sunday. A surprise victory according to her mother.
- This was so unexpected, we hoped they would finish in third place and maybe get a medal, says Anneke Van Dijk, mother of Ellen, to Bergen2017.no.
The big favourite, Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam, also from the Netherlands, finished in second place. Ellen Van Dijk is a time trial specialist and five time UCI World Champion. She also won last year in Doha, when she was part of team Boels-Dolmans.
Her parents follow her everywhere, nearly.
- We follow her everywhere, and we went to Rio last year for the Olympics, but we didn´t go to Doha 2016, and missed her win there, they say.
- What do you think about Bergen and the championships?
- The atmosphere here is fantastic! And when the weather is great everything is great, say the happy supporters of Ellen Van Dijk.
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