VALKENBURG, Netherlands -- Judith Arndt of Germany successfully defended her individual time trial title Tuesday at the Road Cycling World Championships.
Arndt, who won silver in the Olympic time trial in London, finished the 15-mile race in 32 minutes, 26.46 seconds, an average speed of 27.71 mph.
American rider Evelyn Stevens was second, 33.77 seconds behind Arndt. Linda Melanie Villumsen of New Zealand was third, 40.57 seconds back.
The time trial route went from the cobbled streets of Eijsden through the hills of the Limburg province, ending in a brutal climb up the Cauberg hill in Valkenburg.
Arndt and Villumsen won silver together Sunday in the team time trial with the Orica-AIS team. Stevens won gold in the team time trial.