Trek-Segafredo claimed their first ever victory in the UCI Vårgårda West Sweden team time trial ©Twitter/@UCI_WWT

Trek-Segafredo claimed their first victory at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Vårgårda West Sweden team time trial.

The race, part of the UCI Women's World Tour, saw 14 teams compete in a time trial over 36 kilometres between Vårgårda and Herrljunga.

Trek-Segafredo, represented by France's Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini, Dutch rider Ellen van Dijk, Tayler Wiles and Ruth Winder of the United States and German Trixi Worrack, appeared to have the strongest line-up this weekend.

The triumph continues Van Dijk's run of success after victory in the time trial at the European Road Championships, while Longo Borghini improves on the bronze earned in the mixed team relay.

Trek-Segafredo were the 12th team to set out on the course amid blustery conditions and came home in a time of 43min 53sec.

Silver went to Canyon–SRAM, who finished 25 seconds down on Trek-Segafredo, while Team Sunweb took bronze, 46 seconds slower than the winners.

Boels-Dolmans, who had won this event in the previous three years and went out last, could only finish fourth, despite a team that includes world and Olympic road race champion Anna van der Breggen, newly-crowned European champion Amy Pieters and former world champion Chantal Blaak, all of whom are from the Netherlands.

Tomorrow sees the team road race event take place, starting and finishing in Vårgårda over 145.3km and including eight gravel sections.