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World Road Championships started last night.

A new event to the championships was the mixed TTT, with 3 men setting off first, the the 3 women replacing them as the 2nd man crosses the line. Are they doing this due to the popularity of the mixed relay teams?

Better than that though, the Cyclo-Cross World Cup event on last night in the US was live online this morning. That looks like so much fun. 

 

Junior ITTs tonight

Male Under 23 ITT & Female Elite ITT tomorrow night

Men's Elite ITT Wed Night.

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I thought the Aussies might have put a team in. We would have a couple of strong performers wouldn't we? We have Male and Female world teams.

Durbo, Dennis and Meyer for the men, and Gracie Elvin, Grace Brown and Lucy Kennedy for the women (all over in Europe anyway). Seems like a pretty strong team to me.

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13 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

World Road Championships started last night.

A new event to the championships was the mixed TTT, with 3 men setting off first, the the 3 women replacing them as the 2nd man crosses the line. Are they doing this due to the popularity of the mixed relay teams?

Better than that though, the Cyclo-Cross World Cup event on last night in the US was live online this morning. That looks like so much fun. 

 

Junior ITTs tonight

Male Under 23 ITT & Female Elite ITT tomorrow night

Men's Elite ITT Wed Night.

I can't wrap my head around it. Where are the women, at the start ramp?

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37 minutes ago, FatPom said:

I can't wrap my head around it. Where are the women, at the start ramp?

Yeah. As the men cross the finish line, the women are given the gun to start.

https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2019/09/23/netherlands-power-worlds-gold-mixed-team-time-trial

 

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44 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

Anyone know why Sarah Gigante isn't on the start list?

No idea. You would have thought she would have made it, especially after 2 have just pulled out, yet I haven't seen anyone making a big deal of it, which is even more strange, given she's National Champion.

Maybe they feel she is too young & needs further development?

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2 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

No idea. You would have thought she would have made it, especially after 2 have just pulled out, yet I haven't seen anyone making a big deal of it, which is even more strange, given she's National Champion.

Maybe they feel she is too young & needs further development?

Yeah maybe, although she's not on the junior list either 

It would be a shame if she's missing out due to something like funding 

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I just watched highlights of the Junior Men's ITT. The Italian rider had a mechanical leaving the start ramp and required a bike change. he lost 30 seconds. He took the lead with 1km to go and ended up winning by 8 seconds. It was a phenomenal ride.

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5 minutes ago, AA7 said:

I thought he was trying to get down onto the top tube at first, but on replay I think he was just putting his hand back on the bars after getting a drink, then hit the bump & his arse slipped off the front of the seat.

Hell of a slide.

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2 hours ago, AA7 said:

I think when you're physically at your absolute limit, you're probably not thinking too clearly.

True. But then this isn't some hack that was pushing himself on a hard training ride. He's the Euro U23 TT Champion. It was a technical course, so he should have been concentrating.

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16 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

True. But then this isn't some hack that was pushing himself on a hard training ride. He's the Euro U23 TT Champion. It was a technical course, so he should have been concentrating.

He actually seems to steer into it rather than away from it...

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He didn't just win it. That was a phenomenal performance. His head was obviously in the right place for this one.

Impressed to see Evenepoel take silver, just 1 year out of the junior ranks. That guy could make some serious waves over the next decade.

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Did anybody watch the U23 Championship race this morning. It was a great race. A split in the peleton due to strong winds, a few accidents, and then the closing 30km saw 3 groups within a minute all going hell for leather to either stay away from those behind, or catch the group in front. To watch the group of 3 catch the front 4 so close to the line, and then Eekhoff take the win from that back group was majestic. All this after coming off in an accident and having to pop his own dislocated shoulder back in before chasing back, 123km from the finish.

20 minutes later he was disqualified for sitting behind the team car for 30-60 seconds, which the race jury deemed "too long". There is no official ruling that states how long is too long. There was nothing told to the rider or team in the 3 hours between when this occurred and the finish of the race. They waited till after the excitement of a WC had sunk in, and then given him the news.

What a let down.

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22 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Did anybody watch the U23 Championship race this morning. It was a great race. A split in the peleton due to strong winds, a few accidents, and then the closing 30km saw 3 groups within a minute all going hell for leather to either stay away from those behind, or catch the group in front. To watch the group of 3 catch the front 4 so close to the line, and then Eekhoff take the win from that back group was majestic. All this after coming off in an accident and having to pop his own dislocated shoulder back in before chasing back, 123km from the finish.

20 minutes later he was disqualified for sitting behind the team car for 30-60 seconds, which the race jury deemed "too long". There is no official ruling that states how long is too long. There was nothing told to the rider or team in the 3 hours between when this occurred and the finish of the race. They waited till after the excitement of a WC had sunk in, and then given him the news.

What a let down.

 

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25 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

Agreed, that really was quite f*cked

Did they at least warn him?

Have you watched all the footage? Initially I thought it was a dumb decision, but watched more of it, correct decision.

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7 minutes ago, roxii said:

That vision is pretty damning.

 Especially at the round about where the car waits for him to get back on.

Yeah and doesn't show it all.  Over on CT, Doncha did a really good synopsis of the whole thing.

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