Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen stunned the big guns to win the elite women’s road race world title in Doha on Saturday.
The Netherlands team controlled the majority of the 134.5-km race in the Qatari capital.
Great Britain were also in the mix throughout with Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) looking to make it two world road race titles in a row.
An attack by American Amber Neben, who won the time trial title, with just under 50 kilometres to go had earlier given hopes of a double rainbow jersey, but her challenge faded.
It was the Dutch team, however, that dominated the final few kilometres and had their entire team leading the peloton.
Their pre-race favourite, Kirsten Wild kicked off the sprint following a lead-out from Marianne Vos, but Dideriksen had other ideas and was quickly on Wild’s rear wheel.
With 25 metres to the line the 20-year-old made her move and surged past Wild for a fine victory.
Finland’s Lotto Lepisto took third place while Deignan was fourth.
The men’s road race takes place on Sunday.