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Centennial Road World Championships, Flanders - 19-26 September 2021 *SPOILERS*

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    edited 19 September
    Ganna by 5s from WvA.

    That was almost exciting for the last minute of a TT...

    Remco best of a bunch 40 odd seconds behind,

    Ethan Haytor in 8th - noit bad
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Ganna takes it by 5" with a perfectly paced ride. Ganna looks a bit fresher finishing than the others.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    who says TTs are boring!!! what a start to the World Champs
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Tony Martin rolled back the years a bit there, very good ride to go out with.
  • Bloody hell, most excited I've ever been watching a TT
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Ganna is so cool.

    No drama. Crosses the line, gets off passes bike to soineur, shakes hands with wva, takes Garmin off. No collapsing on the floor and all that rubbish.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    edited 19 September
    Decent watch . Not bad by Tony Martin I thought .
    Hayter did ok .

    Ganna and WvA on a different level
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    edited 19 September
    Who is the new BBC Commentator..?

    A - Hayley Simmonds - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayley_Simmonds
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Avg speed for Ganna was 54.355km/h, so the fastest ever in a Worlds.

    Full results

    Hayter did ok .

    Better than OK in my book, if you finish between Bissegger and Affini for 8th in your first elite Worlds ITT.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448

    Avg speed for Ganna was 54.355km/h, so the fastest ever in a Worlds.

    Full results

    Hayter did ok .

    Better than OK in my book, if you finish between Bissegger and Affini for 8th in your first elite Worlds ITT.
    Boy done good
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • bm5bm5 Posts: 263
    edited 19 September
    If Van Aert had had the shiny paint on his bike he might have won!
    Ganna seemed to have a standard round bidon on the incredibly shiny bike which I thought was odd. (Auto correct changed that to “bison”, that would have definitely caused drag!)
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,190
    bm5 said:

    If Van Aert had had the shiny paint on his bike he might have won!
    Ganna seemed to have a standard round bidon on the incredibly shiny bike which I thought was odd. (Auto correct changed that to “bison”, that would have definitely caused drag!)

    which, I think, has been stated many times as an aero advantage with that bike.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Luke Plapp(new signing for Ineos) in the hotseat for now, but there's a viking or two on the course and looking fast
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    edited 20 September

    bm5 said:

    If Van Aert had had the shiny paint on his bike he might have won!
    Ganna seemed to have a standard round bidon on the incredibly shiny bike which I thought was odd. (Auto correct changed that to “bison”, that would have definitely caused drag!)

    which, I think, has been stated many times as an aero advantage with that bike.
    What the round bidon or a bison?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    The wrong sort of viking (Norwegian) 3rd for now
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Johan Price-Pejtersen smashes it 😊 The viking u23 TT factory is still rolling them out!
    Sobbing after the finish 😭 It's been an emotional time in the Danish camp
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    Class ride, that. I doubt anyone begrudges the Danes winning a title after the events of the past few days.
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,563

    Johan Price-Pejtersen smashes it 😊 The viking u23 TT factory is still rolling them out!
    Sobbing after the finish 😭 It's been an emotional time in the Danish camp

    Was he the guy who wiped out in the huge puddle in 2019 WCs TT?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497

    Johan Price-Pejtersen smashes it 😊 The viking u23 TT factory is still rolling them out!
    Sobbing after the finish 😭 It's been an emotional time in the Danish camp

    Was he the guy who wiped out in the huge puddle in 2019 WCs TT?

    Wasn't that Attila Valter? There was probably more than one though.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • EvD on a flyer at the first check - 52 seconds on Leah Thomas and will probably catch Lisa Klein for 90 seconds. Will give AvV and Reusser something to think about if she paces it to the finish.
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 20 September
    RichN95. said:

    Johan Price-Pejtersen smashes it 😊 The viking u23 TT factory is still rolling them out!
    Sobbing after the finish 😭 It's been an emotional time in the Danish camp

    Was he the guy who wiped out in the huge puddle in 2019 WCs TT?

    Wasn't that Attila Valter? There was probably more than one though.
    Both, actually.

    With one going on to lead the Giro for a few days and another to win U23 rainbows, maybe it's an omen...
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 20 September
    Geez, was that a 50km/h avg for EvD?! Cracking ride - will be harder to shift than Evenepoel's ride was, I think.

    Klein was caught and still goes into second 1:51 in arrears.
  • Reusser has 3 seconds on EvD at the first check...
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,786
    edited 20 September

    Geez, was that a 50km/h avg for EvD?! Cracking ride - will be harder to shift than Evenepoel's ride was, I think.

    Klein was caught and still goes into second 1:51 in arrears.

    Finally she has some competition - after nobody being within 30 seconds of her at the first split, Reusser is 3 seconds faster with only van Vleuten to come.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,982
    Going to be tight finish...
  • Also 16 seconds on AvV, so even at this stage it looks like the same top two from the Euros (in either order).
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 20 September
    Gap by the second check has barely changed - just a few tenths in Van Dijk's favour in the middle stretch. AvV loses no further ground, interestingly.
  • Joss Lowden will get a top-10 finish, so training for the hour record was good preparation for today's course.
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 20 September
    Reusser tails off and finishes 10 seconds behind. AvV 24 behind. It's a second ITT jersey for EvD (8 years after her first).
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Bit of a surprise there .... Good tussle
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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