In 2023, two individual time trials were scheduled in the WorldTour. Twice the Swiss won; in the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de France Femmes. "Yet that does not necessarily count as a benchmark. The course in Glasgow cannot be compared to that in Switzerland or in the Tour de France Femmes. There are fewer altimeters in it. I have a kind of love-hate relationship with time trial. I never really look forward to it, because you know in advance that it will be gruelling. In 2023, I mainly wanted to get results in classics and stage races. Time trial was slightly lower on my priority list. But the closer the world championships came, the more I was drawn to it and the more it itches. My season is already super, an individual world title would be the icing on an already very nice cake."
"Next year I will make a big goal of time trial. I have the Paris Olympics and also the world championships at home ticked in red. But if I can win an individual rainbow jersey as early as this week, I won't pass it up."