Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 12, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mareczko wins a third stage of Tour of Taihu Lake; Aerts, Cant win at Jaarmarktcross; Contador: ‘If I win the Tour I will retire’; Wiggle High5 adds five for 2017; Cancellara unveils autobiography, talks about future plans; Ireland’s first indoor velodrome in doubt; 24-hour world time trial championships; Marianne Vos visits Western Australia; Spinning goes to the big screen; Daniel Oss: Just Ride #3; The Book of Cross, chapter 4.

24-hour world time trial championships

by CyclingTips

The 6-12-24-Hour World Time Trial Championships wer held in Borrego Springs, California on November 4-5. The 24-hour title went to Austrian Christoph Strasser, who won with a distance of 550.8 miles (886.4km). Strasser averaged 23.1mp/h (37.17km/h) in the record-breaking win.

Jason Perez finished in second place with 510 miles (820km), beating Slovenian pro Marko Bahlo, who previously held the 24-hour record. Bahlo finished at 505.2 miles (813km), besting his record of 502.1 miles (808km), set in 2015. Perez set his own record as the first American to break the 500 mile barrier, and was also the highest placed recumbent cyclist.

American Seana Hogan won the women’s category with a distance of 433.2 miles (697.16km) ahead of Italian Anna Mei at 369.6 miles (594.8km) and British rider Jasmijn Mulller at 360 miles (579km).

The course is a mostly flat and fast 18 mile loop with 347 feet (105m) of elevation and a 4.8 mile (7.7km) finishing loop with 63 feet (19.2m) of elevation change. Racers complete as many miles as possible in 6, 12 or 24 hours.

The weather was unseasonably warm and the 91 F (32.7 C) temperatures forced some participants to quit early.

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