Nielsen upsets defending champion Villumsen

MEDAL: Kiwi Jaime Nielsen has headed off compatriot Georgia Williams to win bronze in the women's individual pursuit at the Oceania track cycling champs in Adelaide.
MEDAL: Kiwi Jaime Nielsen has headed off compatriot Georgia Williams to win bronze in the women's individual pursuit at the Oceania track cycling champs in Adelaide.

Cambridge's Jaime Nielsen has upset the defending champion Linda Villumsen to win the national time trial cycling title.

The 28-year-old powered home on the 25km,  out and back course in Lincoln to beat Villumsen, a five-time time trialling world championship medallist, by 28 seconds.

Villumsen held a four second lead at the halfway mark after the down wind section of the open course from Otago's Reta Trotman while Nielsen was a further four seconds adrift.

But the Olympian powered home to win her first time trial in a time of 34 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of Villumsen in second, Trotman in third and 2012 champion Lauren Ellis in fourth.

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