Cyclocross: There we go! Lars van der Haar's Schedule... and the Joy of Commuting

On my way to Figline: crossin the river in Rignano
It's cold. Yeah, cold and windy here in Florence and I guess it's colder in Belgium. The road Worlds are done and dusted and in few days Il Lombardia will put a end to the whole road season. There are a few other races on the road calendar but after Como my focus will switch to the cycloross. It's about time.
And here my rider is Lars van der Haar, one of the purest talents in the cross peloton. I'll keep an eye also on my favourite ousider Angus Edmond. They both have already started their cross season - Lars in Vegas, Angus in Three Peaks (UK), the craziest race I have ever seen... - and both did great - Lars 4th and Angus 37th. Bravo!
A misty morning
As far as me I'm back enjoying the pleasure of commuting, and I mean it. I feel a lot of pity for people stucked in their cars when riding by in a misty morning, my legs a little lazy yet, breathing free, my world in my wheels, spinning at the same rhythm of my heartbeat. It's a great feeling.
By bike and train
This year I teach in two different schools and I have to take a train to get to one of them, in a small town near Florence. The rail station is very close to my home, I pedale just 15' and still I like it, it gets me awake. Then I apreciate the fact that in spite the trip is short on the train I have time to read my book  - Jung's autobiography at the moment. Quite often I just look outside the window at the beautiful country touched by the first rosy rays of the sun. I love the early morning!
Angus Edmond in Three Peaks
I even love riding in the rain when a storm catches me on my way back from th other school, that is in Florence - the same as last year. At first, when you aren't used, you are like: "Oh! Nooooo! I'm getting wet!" or "Damn it! it's dangerous!". Then you realise that all the fuss has no reason really because hey, you're getting wet but pedaling keeps you warm enough and you'll change your clothes once at home. And it's true that a wet road is more dangerous that a dry one but, talking about commuting, you don't need to take any risk, you can take your time and enjoy it actually. Riding in the rain can be absolutely safe and even nice when you stop complaining and start living the moment, here and now. It can be amazing.

Lars van der Haar
Lars van der Haar:
“I hope to take another step forward in my development as a CX rider this season. In general, my season goals are to perform well at the World Cup and Superprestige races. On top of that I will be aiming to reach top form at the world championships in Zolder, Belgium, and to go for a good result there.”

Coach Dirk Reuling:
“The main target for Lars will be the world championships in Zolder. The course suits him very well, as it will be same as the Zolder World Cup race, where he has won a couple of times already. For his season in general we will aim for podium finishes in both the World Cup and the Superprestige classifications. There are a lot of races, and we have decided to focus on those two classifications. The World Cup is obviously the most important, and the Superprestige races suit him well.
Last year Lars made a step up to ride with the best cyclo-crossers in the world, and we are now seeing other talents rising too, so the top is becoming broader. This season we hope to confirm that Lars consistently belongs among the world’s top racers and take whatever opportunities come in races that suit him, such as the World Cup race in Valkenburg, for example.”

04/10/2015 – Gieten, the Netherlands
11/10/2015 – Ronsse, Belgium
18/10/2015 – Valkenburg, the Netherlands
20/10/2015 – Woerden, the Netherlands
25/10/2015 – Zonhoven, Belgium
31/10/2015 – Boom, Belgium
01/11/2015 – Oudenaarde, Belgium
07/11/2015 – European Championships: Huijbergen, the Netherlands
08/11/2015 – Ruddervoorde, the Netherlands
15/11/2015 – Asper Gavere, Belgium
22/11/2015 – Koksijde, Belgium
29/11/2015 – Hame Zogge, Belgium
12/12/2015 – Mol, Belgium
13/12/2015 – Spa Francorschamps, Belgium
19/12/2015 – Antwerpen, Belgium
20/12/2015 – Namur, Belgium
26/12/2015 – Heusden Zolder, Belgium
27/12/2015 – Diegem, Belgium
01/01/2016 – Baal, Belgium
10/01/2016 – National Championships: Hellendoorn, the Netherlands
17/01/2016 – Bourges, France
23/01/2016 – Rucphen, the Netherlands
24/01/2016 – Hoogerheide, the Netherlands
31/01/2016 – World Championships: Zolder, Belgium
03/02/2016 – Maldegem, Belgium
06/02/2016 – St Niklaas, Belgium
07/02/2016 – Hoogstraten, Belgium
13/02/2016 – Middelkerke, Belgium
14/02/2016 – Heerlen, the Netherlands
21/02/2016 – Oostmalle, Belgium
24/02/2016 – Waregem, Belgium


Worlds: Elite Men RR: At The Last Climb!

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Two laps and the break goes away: King (USA), Alzate (COL), Sergent (NZL), Stevic (SRB), Tvetvoc (ROU), Dunne (IRL). They still have 2' 8 laps to go but the chase is on and 6 laps to go the break away gets caught.
Embedded image permalink75km to go a new break forms: Pantano, Boivin, Siutsou and Phinney. They have a small gap on the peleton, just 20" and Sep Vanmarcke attacks from the peloton with Geschke, Bennati and Stannard. Pantani dropped waits for them but they get all caught.
55 km to go Badgonas attacks and is trying to bridge to the leading trio when a crash happens in the feed zone. Kristoff is also involved. while Alaphilippe, already dropped with Bouhanni, retires.
Embedded image permalinkIn front Boivin, Siutsou and Phinney keep pulling. Rodriguez attacks and splits the group. Spain is making the race hard.
Embedded image permalinkEverything back together with 35km to go, Stannard attacks on the 23rd street climb, Mollema and Boonen follow. Caught. Mollema goes on counter. A small group formed in front, including Andrey Amador (CRc), Tom Boonen (Bel), Elia Viviani (Ita), Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol), Ian Stannard (GBr), Daniel Moreno (Spa) and Bauke Mollema (Ned). Germany is leading the chase and 17 km to go the group is caught. 
Embedded image permalink20 riders are now in the lead but at the bell ring the peloton is compact and new attacks come.
10 km to go Sioutsou attacks  and Farrar follows. They get a gap but they are caught 4 km to go. Last passage on the cobbles and Stybar attacks but can't go away. Second climb: Sagan attacks and keeps going in the descent. 2 km to go and he's solo in front. Last climb. It's done. 
He walks on the line and many riders arriving go shaking hands with him. he throws away his helmet and rise his ends again toward the crowd.
Michael Matthews is 2nd and Navardauskas 3rd.
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Peter Sagan:
"I think it's the biggest victory of my career, and I'm very happy because I sacrificed a lot these last three weeks after the Vuelta.
It's unbelievable for me. Today I was just waiting, waiting, I had my brother with me .. my teammates were always with me. If something happend they were always there. It was a little bit crazy in the last laps, and I thought everyone has to be tired. I gave everything on last cobblestone climb and then it was full gas until the finish.
I knew if the group caught me, I was very tired for the sprint. But it was the right attack for me. I saw also a lot of comments from people that I am not good for a long race like this. But now I have this jersey for all next year."

Michael Matthews:
"I think that I had maybe three guys. Heinrich Haussler and Simon Gerrans. Heinrich did a really good job trying to pull it back a bit on the climb but he was working all through the race for me to keep it together and keep me in position, so he didn't really have much left in the end. Heinrich did a really good job today and kept himself out of trouble and put me in the perfect position, which is a really hard job to do. I'm really grateful for that.
No, Gerrans didn't help me. I think we were sprinting against each other unfortunately. We had two leaders so it is was it is. Yeah, I'm disappointed. I would have liked the full support but it is what it is. We came in with two leaders.
I actually really enjoyed the race today. It was a really nice course with those cobbles and I've never really raced this sort of circuit before, with uphill cobbles. It was a Flanders sort of race and it was really fun. Unfortunately it's not the gold. I came here to win the race and I had the legs and had the form to win but Sagan slid away there and we weren't able to catch him.
I was about fifth or sixth wheel when Sagan went and two guys in front of me and the three guys that got away dropped the wheel. I thought that some other guys would close it but obviously they didn't. I thought that we'd catch him with three kilometres to go and it being such a hard race but maybe we underestimated him a little bit. I'm really happy for him actually. 
It's good in way [to get another medal] but bad in way because we've not won one yet in these last few years. I think maybe we need a change of strategy. Should the team work for one leader? Hopefully." 

Ramunas Navardauskas:
"I'm very proud, for myself, I am happy to be third. So far this is the best result in a road race for the team. I'm happy I have this, and I'm happy to bring this home to me country, my family and my team.
The world championships are a one day race, and if you can achieve a medal it's a big thing for you, it can hang on your wall the rest of your life. I think it's better than a stage of the Giro our Tour. It's a bigger event, the world championships is the world championships.
It was a very hard race, until the last two laps it was always at the back of 50 guys in the front of the bunch, and it was very hard to fight for position.
Until the last two laps I couldn't see where I would finish. I thought if they went harder I wouldn't be finishing today. It was a very hard race and in the end I'm happy I was strong enough to come top three.
The Australians had three guys in the end, the Belgian boys were close to each other. [Norwegian Alexander] Kristoff was ready to go full gas. I just tried to stay there and see how it goes. At the last moment you could see there were splits and you didn't know if they would come back together, or everyone come one by one. I was just sitting in waiting until the last sprint. You can just wait, wait and then do your best."

Alexander Kristoff:
"I got fourth but they went quite hard, quite early so from the start I know that it would be quite difficult because with the climbs so close to the finish it was also going be hard and with a guy like Sagan you know that he can stay away. 
When Sagan went away he kept the gap and you saw that riders could do that in the U23 race. We tried to neutralise that by sending up Edvald but in the end Sagan was too strong and took the victory.
I wasn't close when the attacks came, and I was just trying to stay in the group. In the sprint I took the wheel of Gilbert and I started with 150 meters to go but I just couldn't hold it. It was a lack of power." 

Tyler Farrar:
"I was suffering all day on Libby Hill, so I knew if I waited and waited I would be in the second group. I just didn’t have the legs. But on the other climb, it was so short and powerful, no one could drop me there and then the final climb is the final climb. My tactic was, well if they hesitate just long enough that they catch me with the front group at the top of Libby Hill, then I'm in with a shot there.
It was an insane day out there. I had goosebumps from start to finish. It was nuts. It was deafening on the climbs. Really unbelievable as an American with the World Championships in America. I've never had six hours on the bike go by so fast.
I don't think we had a top favourite in this race, so it was important for us to put on a good show and race aggressively, and we did. 
We had Ben [King] riding the early break, Taylor [Phinney] getting out front, and I gave it a go at the end. I think Alex ended up 10th or 11th, so it's not a total wash. I think all things considered we rode the best race we could."

Michal Kwiatkowski: 
"For sure I feel unsatisfied. I competed with the aim of defending the rainbow jersey. That was my goal. At the very end there was a real chance, to win maybe not, but for a medal. I had no power in the final sprint. There was no desire to retreat to the main group. No one in this escape was not going a hundred percent, and we easily won a 30-second advantage. Coming onto a flat stretch the escape was losing strength, but those who chased us lost power after jumping over to our group.”

Rigoberto Uran:
“We were good, we intended to be ahead in the final but it wasn’t as selective a course as we’d hoped, although it was hard and there was a lot of people. They are special races. I intended on attacking at 800 metres to go and they didn’t give me the space but the important thing was to try.”

Niki Terpstra:
“I tried, but it was immediately responded and the next attack was immediately good. Sometimes you have luck behind you if you waited a moment, but that did not happen. The plan was just right, we rode like a real group, we worked really well together. But unfortunately the reward did not come."

Matteo Trentin:
"For the result it wasn't so good because we didn't reach the top ten. Basically if you see the results it wasn't good but we raced in the best way possible and in every action we were there. From my side I probably made a mistake when I saw the move from Degenkolb and Van Avermaet I went also with them but I spent my bullet at the wrong time and that's all. Sagan waited and made the best race. What we saw on this parcours was that you had one bullet and once you used it, your race is over.
I think we raced the best way. Of course the best way of racing, normally gets a result, normally, but I think we took the best that was possible. Giacomo went for the sprint and kept safe the whole day but if you saw from Kristoff it wasn't an easy sprint. It was a really hard race.
We had a really good team and I think we raced well, in my opinion. Instead just the result you really need to see the whole picture. The guys, most of them, are young and born between 1988-91 so it's a young team and we need time to be at the front of these races. We need more time to grow but we're starting to come together.
If you look at one of the great Italian teams from around 2002 from the years of Cipollini and they started to work and grow together. They had some really good results and we need to work towards that. Of course we have passion but we know that we need results too. We don't want to be here to make up the numbers. At this point we just need to analyse everything and then go better next time." 

Greg Van Avermaet:
"I think I was really good and I took the right moment to go but then Sagan came over me and on the cobbles it was not so easy. I was just one or two metres behind him over the top but then he had a few pedal strokes stronger than me. I tried to push with everything that I got but I just didn't have it. It was just a few seconds and I think if I was there I would have been able to sprint for a world title, but he was gone.
It was hard to close it because Boasson Hagen didn't want to work with me and then you know it's hard to stay on the front. If there is one guy on your wheel that doesn't want to work and then there is one guy in front who is going for the world title then my race was over in the moment. I saw that Boasson Hagen was there, I hoped that he would directly work with me because he's pretty fast also in the sprint but he didn't want to work with me, he just wanted to wait for Kristoff. If Sagan is gone then the world title is also gone.
I think we did a pretty good race and if we had won everything would be perfect. I tried to win myself and gave everything on the second last climb, I just came up a few metres [short], and I was not good enough to follow Sagan, but then you get back in the peloton and the race was over."

Alejandro Valverde:
"It ended up being a harder circuit than expected - a bit of it due to elimination in the finale, riding under constant danger due to speed and crashes. I consider it was a good result. I already stated it wasn't a route that suited me much, though it's true that it became harder in the end. We were up there once again, giving everything we could, just as much as the rest of the national team. 
Almost all sprinters made it to the last sprint, and even with that, we could bring a good result home with that fifth place. When Sagan attacked with Van Avermaet, it wasn't a problem that I was too far behind, I was like eighth at the beginning of the 23rd Street slope, but it was really hard to keep pushing forward, impossible for me at that point.
I didn't lack that energy quite as much in the sprint as there; probably I could have been a bit closer to the medals with better positioning in that sprint, but we shouldn't make up any excuses."

Zdnek Stybar:
"I think I gave everything and I think we had a very good and motivated team, and I think today didn't work out but that's how it is. Sagan definitely deserved the win. Now he makes his palmares complete. I think he was really peaking for this because he was very strong, especially on the steep climb - he was very strong.
I just wanted to go there on the climb because I was there alone from my team. I thought, 'OK, if we make a little selection or if I could do a little selection then it would be easier to make something in the final' but it was just done directly and there was nothing left to do any differently anymore on the last climb.
It was just [after] the attack that I did. When I went, I had lost some positions, and then when he went on the steep climb I was a bit too far back. You could see that everyone was underneath and when he went I could feel that it would be really difficult to close the gap. It was the only possible thing to do."

1 Peter Sagan (Slovakia) 
2 Michael Matthews (Australia)
3 Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania)
4 Alexander Kristoff (Norway
5 Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
6 Simon Gerrans (Australia)
7 Tony Gallopin (France)
8 Michel Kwiatkowski (Poland)
9 Rui Costa (Portugal)
10 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium)
11 Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands)
12 Alex Howes (United States)
13 Niki Terpstra (Netherlands)
14 Rein Taaramae (Estonia)
15 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Russia)
16 Nelson Oliveira (Portugal)
17 Yukiya Arashiro (Japan)
18 Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy)
19 Brent Bookwalter (United States)

20 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

Worlds: Elite Women RR - THRILL! (and me)

Embedded image permalinkThe images running on the screan, I was crying on my own for the last big life change that's probably good but hard to deal with. I couldn't think a thought, I didn't write a word. The poor commentary was like a meaningless noise in the background. But the images... the images... the images... What a race! it brought me away. I forgot and let it thrill me, the amazing fight, blow by blow. 
Valentina Scandolara was on fire. Spending too much? jumping on every wheel, covering every attack, attacking herself and shining like a big star. Giorgia Bronzini was waiting the momement. A gutsy move and large break had slow down the race, with almost all nations represented so no really chasing, ponderation. Only the British team had missed it, Lizzie Armistead looking isolated. 
But it was an incredible race, changing and surprising at every lap. Now all together, now Armistead attacking with the Polish Niewiadoma, now a small group approaching the line and the final sprint. Spectacular. 
Lizzie's tears and victory. Bronzini walking with her broken bike. Longo Borghini doing her best in an unsuitable role. Van Der Breggen forced to lead the sprint and Guarnier happy to follow. 
I feel I'm at the end of a long travel, in front of the last door separing me from the free sunny road running in the country, my road, the road I choose for myself. A deep breath. I walk alone.

Elisabeth Armitstead:
"It's all you dream about as a cyclist, and it's so strange that it's mine. I won't realise it until tomorrow morning for sure. I knew that the sprint was going to be difficult. I knew I had to lead it out in that situation, so I took it to one side of the road and dictated the sprint. I knew that if I was on one side of the road, they would have to attack me from the other. That was a perfect lead-out, so thank you to Anna.
My plan was always to attack on Governor Street. Probably people thought I should wait for the sprint, but I knew I needed to get rid of Bronzini and Shelley [Olds], and that's what I did. I stuck to my plan."

Valentina Scandolara:
"I tried to stay on the wheels, but we were too tired to keep up. I'm really happy with my race. My teammate was third until the last meters then got fourth. It was a good race for Italy. It's a shame Giorgia broke her bike. It could have been much better for us, but that's bike racing."

Anna Van der Breggen:
"Of course I'm disappointed. I think everybody could feel that [it would be a sprint]. I needed a bit of a longer sprint to go full and to go hard. I think I did good but Lizzie is a very good sprinter. I tried everything to keep her behind me, but it didn't work out. I think I did good, I stuck to the plan, it was a good sprint by me but Lizzie was just faster. It feels like losing gold because when you are so close that you can smell the jersey, you really go for the jersey.
First of all, we had Amy Pieters in the breakaway and she made it clear it was not a good breakaway for her, so the girls did a good job to close it at the right moment. Then the race was open again and it would be a sprint.
I had most of her teammates around me. I had a good team, a great team, they did the perfect job today. We stuck to the plan. It was a good race and Lizzie is the winner, Lizzie is fast and she is really amazing. I think it was a good race and we need to be happy with it but when you are so close, you are also disappointed.
I think mine was a really good sprint but Lizzie was faster."

Ellen van Dijk:
"We really wanted to make it a hard race, because we knew it would benefit Anna in the end. She proved that she came really close. She was disappointed she didn't get it, but she can be really proud."

Megan Guarnier:
"The women on the podium are amazing riders, and the calibre of the race was very high. This is a really great result for me, and it's an amazing result for Team USA. I'm proud to be the one on the podium, but everyone was fully in for a result as a team.
I knew my teammates were up there working, and I knew they were up there covering and my job was to be patient and save my energy for the finish. I had a little whoopsie on Libby Hill one time, I was too far back, and that's what happens - I had to unclip. I just stayed cool because I knew my teammates were there.
When we lost Olds we knew that we definitely didn't want a sprint anymore. And when we lost Lauren Stephens that made Coryn Rivera in the front more important because she was out sprinter in case that was the case at the end. We were still comfortable with what was happening in the race and everyone really worked hard today and should be proud of the work that they put in.”

Evelyn Stevens:
"It was the perfect example. We worked as a team, and you know Lizzie's had an unbelievable year and she's a worthy champion. I'm thrilled to see Megan get the bronze."

Coryn Rivera:
"There was a chance [it could stick], I thought, but a lot of the hitters were back in the field, so at least it put pressure in the UK, who weren't in the break. There was a small chance, and I knew it was my responsibility to finish it, but as the gap closed down it would go down to Evie and Megan to finish this off. It was special, I know where to be, I know the lines to take [on the course]. To have that in the back of my head, knowing that I raced on it, it was pretty special. It was cool. It was good to have that experience."

1 Elizabeth Armitstead (Great Britain) 3:23:56  
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (Netherlands)  
3 Megan Guarnier (United States Of America)  
4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy)  
5 Emma Johansson (Sweden)  
6 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)  
7 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)  
8 Alena Amialiusik (Belarus)  
9 Jolanda Neff (Switzerland)  
10 Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands) 0:00:09  
11 Joelle Numainville (Canada)  
12 Trixi Worrack (Germany)  
13 Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada)  
14 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (South Africa)  
15 Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)  
16 Lucinda Brand (Netherlands)  
17 Tiffany Cromwell (Australia)  
18 Elena Cecchini (Italy) 0:00:17  
19 Rachel Neylan (Australia)  
20 Lizzie Williams (Australia)  
21 Malgorzata Jasinska (Poland)  
22 Linda Melanie Villumsen (New Zealand)  
23 Valentina Scandolara (Italy) 0:00:19  
24 Evelyn Stevens (United States Of America)  
25 Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) 0:00:31  
26 Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)  
27 Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) 0:00:36  
28 Lauren Kitchen (Australia) 0:00:46  
29 Katrin Garfoot (Australia)  
30 Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:00:49  
31 Romy Kasper (Germany) 0:00:51  
32 Leah Kirchmann (Canada) 0:00:52  
33 Ganna Solovei (Ukraine)  
34 Daiva Tuslaite (Lithuania)  
35 Rasa Leleivyte (Lithuania)  
36 Alison Jackson (Canada)  
37 Emilie Moberg (Norway)  
38 Diana Penuela (Colombia)  
39 Coryn Rivera (United States Of America)  
40 Lotta Lepisto (Finland)  
41 Elena Kuchinskaya (Russian Federation)  
42 Eugenia Bujak (Poland)  
43 Ingrid Drexel (Mexico)  
44 Tatiana Antoshina (Russian Federation)  
45 Aude Biannic (France)  
46 Amy Pieters (Netherlands)  
47 An-Li Kachelhoffer (South Africa)  
48 Amanda Spratt (Australia)  
49 Jolien D'hoore (Belgium)  
50 Loren Rowney (Australia)  
51 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spain)  
52 Anna Plichta (Poland)  
53 Audrey Cordon (France)  
54 Rossella Ratto (Italy)  
55 Lenore Pipes (Guam)  
56 Olga Shekel (Ukraine) 0:01:11  
57 Polona Batagelj (Slovenia) 0:01:16  
58 Anna Potokina (Russian Federation) 0:01:25  
59 Oksana Kozonchuk (Russian Federation)  
60 Gracie Elvin (Australia)  
61 Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) 0:01:37  
62 Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) 0:02:33  
63 Eri Yonamine (Japan) 0:03:33  
64 Jelena Eric (Serbia) 0:04:52  
65 Monika Zur (Poland) 0:05:41  
66 Ursa Pintar (Slovenia)  
67 Iris Slappendel (Netherlands)  
68 Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Colombia)  
69 Anisha Vekemans (Belgium)  
70 Monika Brzezna (Poland)  
71 Olivia Dillon (Ireland)  
72 Joanne Kiesanowski (New Zealand)  
73 Serika Guluma Ortiz (Colombia)  
74 Hanna Nilsson (Sweden)  
75 Camilla Mollebro (Denmark)  
76 Marta Bastianelli (Italy)  
77 Tayler Wiles (United States Of America)  
78 Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand)  
79 Hayley Simmonds (Great Britain)  
80 Doris Schweizer (Switzerland)  
81 Roxane Knetemann (Netherlands) 0:07:34  
82 Svetlana Vasilieva (Russian Federation) 0:10:11  
83 Daniela Reis (Portugal)  
84 Varela Erika (Mexico)  
85 Paola Munoz (Chile)  
86 Lauren Komanski (United States Of America)  
87 Jeanne D'arc Girubuntu (Rwanda) 0:11:37  
88 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spain) 0:14:00  
DNF Claudia Lichtenberg (Germany)  
DNF Sara Mustonen-Lichan (Sweden)  
DNF Alice Barnes (Great Britain)  
DNF Ingrid Lorvik (Norway)  
DNF Martina Ritter (Austria)  
DNF Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spain)  
DNF Amélie Rivat (France)  
DNF Stephanie Pohl (Germany)  
DNF Lucy Garner (Great Britain)  
DNF Enkhjargal Tuvshinjargal (Mongolia)  
DNF Lija Laizane (Latvia)  
DNF Paz Bash (Israel)  
DNF Miryan Nunez (Ecuador)  
DNF Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Norway)  
DNF Charlotte Becker (Germany)  
DNF Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukraine)  
DNF Kathrin Hammes (Germany)  
DNF Shelley Olds (United States Of America)  
DNF Annelies Dom (Belgium)  
DNF Pascale Jeuland (France)  
DNF Roxane Fournier (France)  
DNF Natalya Saifutdinova (Kazakhstan)  
DNF Zuzana Neckarova (Czech Republic)  
DNF Cherise Stander (South Africa)  
DNF Elise Delzenne (France)  
DNF Jessie Daams (Belgium)  
DNF Kaat Hannes (Belgium)  
DNF Jessie Walker (Great Britain)  
DNF Lauren Stephens (United States Of America)  
DNF Nicole Hanselmann (Switzerland)  
DNF Kathryn Bertine (Saint Kitts and Nevis)  
DNF Nontasin Chanpeng (Thailand)  
DNF Sofie De Vuyst (Belgium)  
DNF Denise Ramsden (Canada)  
DNF Molly Weaver (Great Britain)  
DNF Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia)  
DNF Daria Egorova (Russian Federation)  
DNF Yennifer Cesar (Venezuela)  
DNF Milagro Mena (Costa Rica)  
DNF Katarzyna Wilkos (Poland)  
DNF Fiona Meade (Ireland)  
DNF Olena Demydova (Ukraine)  
DNF Miriam Bjornsrud (Norway)  
DNF Sarah Rijkes (Austria)  
DNF Jutatip Maneephan (Thailand)  
DNF Solymar Rivera (Puerto Rico)  
DNS Laura Vainionpaa (Finland)


Worlds: U23 Men RR Results

Embedded image permalinkIt's fair to say that crashes and mechanicals affected the results of several riders and teams, especially Italia, that was attacking from the break away with a superb Martinelli in an important phase of the race. Unfortunately his gear broke and he was forced to change his bike. In spite of this he was very active also in the finale. A second silver medal for Italia is no doubt a good result, still it could have been gold.
France completes the podium with Ledanois - who fought shoulder to shoulder to get a gap in the final km - and Turgis, who won the sprint in the front group. The Italian Consonni wasn't happy with his second place and hit his handlbar in rage. 
Cobbled climbs had a role but didn't decide the race.

1 Kevin Ledanois (France) 3:54:45  
2 Simone Consonni (Italy)  
3 Anthony Turgis (France) 0:00:02  
4 Gianni Moscon (Italy)
5 Alexander Kamp Egested (Denmark) 0:00:05
6 Fabian Lienhard (Switzerland)
7 Michal Schlegel (Czech Republic)
8 Lucas Gaday Orozco (Argentina)
9 Adam De Vos (Canada) 0:00:10
10 Lennard Kamna (Germany) 0:00:12  
11 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eritrea)
12 Tom Bohli (Switzerland)
13 Jack Haig (Australia)
14 Tim Kerkhof (Netherlands) 0:00:13
15 Mihkel Raim (Estonia)
16 Michal Paluta (Poland)
17 Benjamin Declercq (Belgium)
18 Jakub Kaczmarek (Poland)
19 Maxime Farazijn (Belgium)
20 Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spain) 0:00:16
21 Alexander Wachter (Austria)
22 Sam Oomen (Netherlands)
23 Twan Brusselman (Netherlands)
24 Imanol Estevez (Spain)
25 Rok Korosec (Slovenia) 0:00:24
26 Benjamin Perry (Canada)
27 Lucas Eriksson (Sweden)
28 Felix Grossschartner (Austria)
29 Soren Kragh Andersen (Denmark)
30 Sebastian Schonberger (Austria)
31 Ignacio Prado (Mexico)
32 Fabien Grellier (France) 0:00:29
33 Stylianos Farantakis (Greece)
34 Josip Rumac (Croatia)
35 Jan Dieteren (Germany) 0:00:35
36 Dylan Page (Switzerland) 0:00:37
37 Laurens De Plus (Belgium)
38 Truls Engen Korsaeth (Norway)
39 Nuno Matos (Portugal)
40 David Per (Slovenia)
41 Cristian Raileanu (Republic of Moldova)
42 Anders Skaarseth (Norway)
43 Metkel Eyob (Eritrea) 0:00:48
44 Hector Saez Benito (Spain)
45 Yuri Kobashi (Japan)
46 Samir Jabrayilov (Azerbaijan)
47 Erik Baska (Slovakia)
48 Daniel Eaton (United States Of America)
49 Gasper Katrasnik (Slovenia)
50 Nils Politt (Germany)
51 Michael Gogl (Austria)
52 Oliviero Troia (Italy) 0:00:59
53 Josten Vaidem (Estonia) 0:01:03
54 Sergey Luchshenko (Kazakhstan) 0:01:07
55 Rui Carvalho (Portugal) 0:01:09
56 Nicholas Schultz (Australia) 0:01:12
57 Ildar Arslanov (Russian Federation)
58 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eritrea)
59 Hugo Hofstetter (France)
60 Guy Gabay (Israel)
61 Toshiki Omote (Japan)
62 Yevgeniy Gidich (Kazakhstan)
63 Ryan Gibbons (South Africa)
64 Daan Myngheer (Belgium)
65 Maximilian Schachmann (Germany)
66 Davide Martinelli (Italy)
67 Gregor Muhlberger (Austria)
68 Artem Nych (Russian Federation)
69 Roman Kustadinchev (Russian Federation)
70 James Oram (New Zealand) 0:01:17
71 Anass Ait El Abdia (Morocco) 0:01:20
72 Jose Luis Rodriguez (Chile) 0:01:25
73 Daniel Hoelgaard (Norway)
74 Odd Christian Eiking (Norway)
75 Wilmar Paredes (Colombia)
76 Oleg Zemlyakov (Kazakhstan)
77 Lennard Hofstede (Netherlands)
78 Harry Carpenter (Australia) 0:01:48
79 Patrick Muller (Switzerland) 0:02:08
80 Juan Felipe Osorio (Colombia) 0:02:20
81 Marcus Faglum Karlsson (Sweden) 0:02:22
82 Nathan Van Hooydonck (Belgium) 0:02:49
83 Adrian Banaszek (Poland) 0:03:02
84 Dion Smith (New Zealand)
85 Daniel Turek (Czech Republic)
86 Josef Cerny (Czech Republic) 0:03:31
87 Logan Owen (United States Of America)
88 Leonardo Basso (Italy) 0:03:32
89 Jayde Julius (South Africa) 0:03:34
90 Colin Joyce (United States Of America)
91 Markus Hoelgaard (Norway) 0:04:11
92 Owain Doull (Great Britain) 0:04:25
93 Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Denmark) 0:04:40
94 Krists Neilands (Latvia)
95 Gustav Hoog (Sweden)
96 Davide Ballerini (Italy) 0:05:17
97 Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (Rwanda) 0:05:42
98 Thery Schir (Switzerland) 0:06:11
99 Pedro Rodriguez (Ecuador) 0:06:53
100 Fabrizio Von Nacher Suess (Mexico) 0:08:14
101 Juraj Bellan (Slovakia) 0:08:51
102 Stepan Astafyev (Kazakhstan) 0:09:46
103 Esteban David Villareal Almeida (Ecuador)
104 Joao Rodrigues (Portugal)
105 Abderrahmane Mansouri (Algeria) 0:10:44
106 Aksel Nommela (Estonia)
107 Ludvig Bengtsson (Sweden)
108 Eddie Dunbar (Ireland)
109 Adil Barbari (Algeria)
110 Dmitriy Lukyanov (Kazakhstan)
111 Mamyr Stash (Russian Federation)
DNF Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Denmark)
DNF Lubos Malovec (Slovakia)
DNF Franck Bonnamour (France)
DNF Hayden Mccormick (New Zealand)
DNF Juan Ignacio Curuchet (Argentina)
DNF Roy Goldstein (Israel)
DNF Yonas Tekeste Haile (Eritrea)
DNF Tao Geoghegan Hart (Great Britain)
DNF Ruben Guerreiro (Portugal)
DNF Aviv Yechzkel (Israel)
DNF Yuma Koishi (Japan)
DNF Jhonatan Ospina (Colombia)
DNF Tyler Williams (United States Of America)
DNF Valens Ndayisenga (Rwanda)
DNF Scott Davies (Great Britain)
DNF Alex Peters (Great Britain)
DNF Alejandro Morales (Chile)
DNF Tom Wirtgen (Luxembourg)
DNF Salvador Martinez (El Salvador)
DNF Jonas Koch (Germany)
DNF Martin Laas (Estonia)
DNF Marlen Zmorka (Ukraine)
DNF Sergiy Kozachenko (Ukraine)
DNF Nigel Ellsay (Canada)
DNF Ruslan Giliazov (Russian Federation)
DNF Alexander Cataford (Canada)
DNF Marc Fournier (France)
DNF Suguru Tokuda (Japan)
DNF Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Denmark)
DNF Caio Godoy Ormenese (Brazil)
DNF Gregory Daniel (United States Of America)
DNF Xavier San Sebastian (Spain)
DNF Rustom Lim (Philippines)
DNF Atsushi Oka (Japan)
DNF Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui (Colombia)
DNF Jean Bosco Insengiyumva (Rwanda)
DNF Gabriel Cullaigh (Great Britain)
DNF Nikolay Cherkasov (Russian Federation)
DNF Frantisek Sisr (Czech Republic)
DNF Andrej Petrovski (Macedonia)
DNF Fridtjof Roeinaas (Norway)
DNF Dominic Perez (Philippines)
DNF Sebastian Molano (Colombia)
DNF Dominique Mayho (Bermuda)
DNF Miles Scotson (Australia)
DNF Jhon Mark Camingao (Philippines)
DNF Jefferson Cepeda (Ecuador)
DNF Oskar Nisu (Estonia)
DNF Gerardo Medina (Mexico)
DNF Nassim Saidi (Algeria)
DNF Narankhuu Bat-Erdene (Mongolia)
DNF Abderrahmane Bechlaghem (Algeria)
DNF Omer Goldstein (Israel)
DNF Nickolas Dlamini (South Africa)
DNF Kolya Shumov (Belarus)
DNF Jhonatan Restrepo (Colombia)
DNF Elias Abou Rachid (Lebanon)
DNF Steven Lammertink (Netherlands)
DSQ Alistair Donohoe (Australia)