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SCOTT Plasma Time Trials to Gold and Bronze

With her World Championship win, ORICA-AIS athlete Judith Arndt secured her second medal at this years' worlds

(lifePR) (Givisiez, ) The same Germans seem to win the Time Trials World Championships year after year and SCOTT athlete Judith Arndt is one of them. Arndt will be ending her career on Saturday after her final race in this years' World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands, but these plans are not slowing her down. The 36 year old cyclist from Germany not only won the Silver medal in the team time trials competition, but just two days later she also repeated her time trial win of last year. With these wins she can claim these World Championships as one of the most successful competitions of her life.

Arndt crossed the finish line of the 24.1 km track in in 32:26 min with a 33.77 second lead to Evelyn Stevens/USA and Linda Melanie Villumsen/New Zealand. It was Arndt's 7th medal at World Championships.

"I am very proud of today's race," said Arndt. "I tried to do a perfect race, and it pretty much worked out as planned. I wanted to start fast as that has been a weakness of mine in the past. Today's race was quite short and had a tailwind, so a fast start was critical. I also went full on in the section before the descent into Valkenburg," Arndt added. "With the Cauberg only two kilometers from the finish, we needed to go flat out after the climb, too. Mentally, you have to deal with that to win on a course like today's."

"I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me this year," said Arndt. "And I'm grateful for the support I've received throughout my whole career." Arndt stood on the podium with her ORICA-AIS teammate Linda Villumsen. The New Zealand national claimed the final step of the podium. Villumsen's bronze medal represents her fourth consecutive medal in the individual time trial at Road World Championships. "I'm very happy for Linda," noted Arndt. "She's a little superstar and a good teammate."

Arndt, Villumsen and Australian Shara Gillow were all part of the six-rider team time trial squad to claim silver on Sunday. ORICA-AIS has earned four medals, one gold, one silver and one bronze, after two Road World Championship events.