Cancellara absolutely smashed the field today beating second place (Millar) by 1:02. Der Panzerwagen (Martin) comes 16,000km to Australia looking for a gold medal in the ITT and punctures, finishing 1:12 behind Cancellara. Could you imagine?
Seeing Richie Porte get 4th was the highlight of my day. He was only 5 seconds off getting a podium spot which is absolutely phenomenal for a guy who was riding the Tour of Bright only 3 years ago. The way Richie rides is inspiring. I’m speechless.
Oh yes, how can we forget Mick Rogers with 5th place? Well done fellas!
Photos courtesy of James Broadway and Stefano Sirotti, Veeral Patel, Jarrod Partridge, and some happy snaps of my own.
Reggie Nevis 22:51 behind Spartacus and is just rapped to be here. -LEGEND!
photo of Koos Moerenhout by fanboy reader request
James Broadway hard at work taking photos
Who are these two poseurs?
You know you’ve gone hard enough when you’re blowing blood-lugies
4 World Champion Time Trial titles for Spartacus!
More Geelong Mennonite podium girls
At my first press conference. Tony Martin looked like he was falling asleep
Fotoreporter Stefano Sirotti hard at work in the media center straight after the race finishes. This is the man who has been taking these awesome photos for us this past year. His father Emanuele Sirotti started the cycling photography business back in the days of Merckx. Stefano has carried on with his work for 15yrs now. He’s hardly missed a professional race in Europe in this time. He’s a fantastic guy who I’m glad to finally meet – even if he is a Nikon man.
Tomorrow at 1pm AEST is the U23 (AKA espoirs) Road Race. This is going to be one hell of a show. These kids are racing for contracts and recognition. This year’s road race will be the shortest in the history of this event. The U23’s have to cover 159km, which is 3km less than the 1997 road race in San Sebastián. Who’s your tip?