On our side of the planet, we’re riding through days of around +36C, whereas on the other side in Belgium, the riders in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad classic had to contend with cold temperatures hovering around -1C.One for the old men, Luca Paolini won this classic escaping with former teammate Stijn Vandenbergh in a cold classic breakaway.
and then very nearly going for the embarrasing swan dive.
- 1 Luca PAOLINI ITA KAT 4:52:15
- 2 Stijn VANDENBERGH BEL OPQ +0
- 3 Sven VANDOUSSELAERE BEL TSV +1:13
- 4 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY +1:13
- 5 Greg VAN AVERMAET BEL BMC +1:13
- 6 Marco BANDIERA ITA IAM +1:13
- 7 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA OPQ +1:13
- 8 Jurgen ROELANDTS BEL LTB +1:13
- 9 Maarten WYNANTS BEL BLA +1:13
- 10 Egoitz GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL ESP COF +1:13
Meanwhile, over at the womens classic, Tiffany Cromwell (Orica-AIS) won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in a two-up sprint from US champion Megan Guarnier (Rabobank-Liv/Giant). The two riders escaped from a group of fourteen in the final fifteen kilometres of the 125 kilometre race, and were able to build a decisive lead; they were then able to hold their advantage to the finish, where Cromwell was able to retain the title taken by Orica-AIS teammate Loes Gunnewijk the year before. To cap a near-perfect day for Orica-AIS, two time race winner, Swedish champion Emma Johansson led the chase group in to take third place
Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne Classic
Downtown Stepney, just off Magill Road, resides Whippet’s workshop.
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The Aussies placed third behind those bloody Brits and the Germans. GB won nine medals (five gold, two silver and two bronze medals), Germany ranked won eight medals (three gold, three silver and two bronze) and the Aussies with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals.
Well done to all Aussies who made it to the Worlds.
Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit – Glenn O’Shea, Michael Hepburn, Alexander Edmondson, Alexander Morgan
Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit – Michael Hepburn
Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit – Amy Cure
Women’s 3000m Team Pursuit – Ashlee Ankudinoff (Q), Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins
Women’s 3000m individual Pursuit – Annette Edmondson
Men’s 15km Scratch Race – Luke Davison
Men’s Omnium – Glenn O’Shea
Women’s Omnium – Annette Edmondson
Toy of the week – KyKlos Featherlight
The name Kyklos derived from the ancient Greek and means two wheels that move together, a combination that creates a unique. Six simple letters,that embodies the idea that this Italian company wants to express. The Kyklos project aims to provide the ultimate expression of technical quality and high technology, combined with aesthetics and the typical Italian style .This result is guaranteed by several elements: the best advanced carbon fiber available, the new generation of resins suitable for use in the construction of racing frames and the most advanced technology applied for the construction of tubes and monocoque to getting the best shapes and geometries. All of this is embellished by the sophistication of the Kyklos graphics. Today the Kyklos in the world are winner, reliable and wanted bicycles.
COMPLETE INTERNAL WIRING. Silent and smooth transition of cables inside the carbon structure of the frame. The bike line is more clean and harmonious. Improved aerodynamics, with less maintenance.
CONICAL HEAD TUBE. The cone shape head tube improve driving precision, toughness and durable. Bigger bearings 1’1/4 top and 1’1/8 bottom makes the head tube longer lasting ,with fluider movements and needing less maintenance.
BB30. Improved bottom bracket stiffness, given by its increased size. Making it easier to assemble and dis-assemble the crank bearings, which are now both, smoother and longer lasting. The crank bearing axis has a larger diameter eliminating energy loss.
SEAT POST. Collar with double screw that allows to adjust the closure frame closing the sleeve thus being able to offset the forces of rotation and compression (6 Nm).
FWSTAY PLUS. Designed and tested entirely by Kyklos with the aim of giving the frame more traction when pushing and greater flexibility on uneven surfaces. This performance is guaranteed by its shape and HM T800 carbon used.
FULL CARBON DROP OUT. The use of HM T800 carbon significantly reduces weight and vibration of the fork, allowing a perfect bike riding. The carbon monocoque extremities have a hollow that gives to the releases aerodynamics and safety.
Till next week