The Dutch Supremacy – how the Netherlands came to rule the Worlds

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Podium / Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands Silver Medal / Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands Gold Medal / Ellen Van Dijk of The Netherlands Bronze Medal / Celebration / during the Women Elite Individual Time Trial a 27,8km race from Wattens to Innsbruck 582m at the 91st UCI Road World Championships 2018 / ITT / RWC / on September 25, 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

In June 1667 the Dutch Navy launched an audacious attack on British warships moored off the Kent coast. Having taken the town of Sheerness, they bombarded Chatham and Gillingham before capturing HMS Royal Charles, the British flagship. Next week eight Dutchwomen could mount a similar smash and grab, capturing the rainbow bands from under Yorkshire […]