After Anna van der Breggen won gold in the women’s road race at Rio 2016 on Sunday, the Dutchwoman will bid for a history-making double when the women kick-off the time trial action on Wednesday (August 10).
No rider, male or female, has ever won gold in both disciplines at a single Olympic Games, but Van der Breggen has taken a big step towards a landmark win after victory in the road race.
She faces some serious competition on the Grumari circuit, however, which the women will tackle once – with a host of current and former world champions set to roll off the starting ramp.
Emma Pooley is Britain’s sole representative, and one of those former world champions on the startline.
So what can we expect from the women’s race? We’ve ran through the leading contenders below.