UCI Road World Championships
Results to date
Women Elite Team Time Trial
1 VELOCIO – SRAM 47:35.72
2 BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM +6.66
3 RABO LIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM +56.12
7 ORICA – AIS +2:53.71
Men Elite Team Time Trial
1 BMC RACING TEAM 42:07.97
2 ETIXX – QUICK STEP +11.35
3 MOVISTAR TEAM +30.11
4 ORICA GreenEDGE +53.73
Women Juniors Individual Time Trial
1 DYGERT Chloe USA 20:18.47
2 WHITE Emma USA +1:05.53
3 HULL Anna-Leeza AUS +1:26.08
Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial
1 SCHMIDT Mads Wurtz DENMARK 37:10.96
2 SCHACHMANN Maximilian GERMANY +12.20
3 KAMNA Lennard GERMANY +21.02
7 SCOTSON Miles AUS +40.52
Men Juniors Individual Time Trial
1 APPELT Leo GERMANY 37:45.01
2 COSTA Adrien USA +17.22
3 MCNULTY Brandon USA +59.74
13 STORER Michael AUSTRALIA +2:04.62
Women Elite Individual Time Trial
1 VILLUMSEN Linda Melanie NZL 40:29.87
2 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna NETHERLANDS +2.54
3 BRENNAUER Lisa GERMANY +5.26
4 GARFOOT Katrin AUS +9.32
- 25.09.2015 Women Juniors Road Race
- 25.09.2015 Men Under 23 Road Race
- 26.09.2015 Men Juniors Road Race
- 26.09.2015 Women Elite Road Race
- 27.09.2015 Men Elite Road Race
Tour Down Under
Good to hear the news today that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirmed overnight that the Santos Tour Down Under’s place as a UCI WorldTour event has been assured.
UCI President Brian Cookson announced overnight that the UCI Management Committee approved new principles as part of a review of professional road cycling and the associated WorldTour calendar which has taken place since 2013. These principles included confirmation that all existing UCI WorldTour races would continue in the ‘new’ calendar from 2017 onwards.
Anyone coming over from interstate for the 2016 TdU? Make contact with me, I’ll be taking the week off and will be more than happy to show you some of the roads around the hills that you may not have come across before.
Red Hook Crit – Barcelona
Ivan Ravaioli won the Mens Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3 with Mario Paz Duque on his heels in second with a 20 second gap over the field. Fabio Scarazzati in 3rd.
With a crash 2 laps to go, the riders were confronted with a red flag and a mandatory break in cycling.
This exert from raw cycling magazine
Mario Paz Duque and Ivan Ravaioli out with 20 seconds advantage over the group, a race one to one, all or nothing, two extremely stressed last laps … is a drama limit show, the two reach the last curve very closed together, Mario launches the sprint of his life, but Ravaioli this time is better than him due to his gear ratio and experience in the last meters, and get across the finish line in first position. We will never know what would have happened if that dam red flag had not appeared.
Kacey Lloyd wins the Womens Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3
Some great pictures of the recent Barcelona edition of the Red Hook Crit from Jason Sellers facebook site
I had a set of these cross my workstation a few months ago, sent to me by John Nelson, from CYCL, a London-based cycling accessory company.
WingLights are direction indicators for bicycles that attach to the end of straight/flat handlebars. They turning on and off with a simple tap of the tip of the light, and they turn off automatically after 45 seconds. Very easy to use. They provide a flashing amber light that switches with the same intensity and frequency of car indicators.
CYCL is a London-based cycling safety company founded by Italians Luca Amaduzzi and Agostino Stilli.
Keen cyclists themselves, they designed and created WingLights from scratch to address pressing issues within cycling safety – in particular visibility when turning.
I installed these to my daughters bike as they are not suitable for road drop bars.
Very easy to install and the expander sleeve is an intelligent way to overcome handlebar size issues.
The permanent mounts screw into the ends of the handlebars, replacing the original plugs, with the lights magnetically clipping onto these mounts.
The above photos don’t do these lights justice, but they throw off a fair bit of light, and from both the front and behind leave no doubt as to what is happening. My daughter thought they were great and was tickled pink with the novelty of having indicator lights on a bike
All the best guys, its a tough market out there, but you’ve come up with something a little different. Further information here. WingLights
Oil on the Road
Cycling is precarious pastime, but in my mind, the pleasures far outway the risks. We all know they are out there, but more often than not, they come out of nowhere and you have a fleeting moment to do something about it or your are gone.
The previous weekend we came across an oil slick on the one of the sharp lefthander coming down Norton Summit Road. You know the road, one of the most popular cycling roads in Adelaide for riders of all levels of competency.
Unfortunately one of our riders, yeah it was Swanny who found it for us, it could only have been Swanny, hit the oil right on the apex of the bend, careered over the other side of the road, tried to coat-hanger a motorcyclist coming up, missed, and then crashed into the guardrail on the other side.
All things considered he came off remarkably well, but he did lacerate his forearm on the railing. Unfortunately it was the first warm day for a while, and there was not an arm or leg warmer in sight, so Mark being the warrior he is, and also the only one wearing a gilet, removed his jersey and used it as a temporary bandage on his arm.
As you do, and we did, we had a look at the posts for evidence of where he clashed, and sure enough, found some skin and hair on the leading edge of one of the support posts. On closer inspection, we found the tops of the posts approx. 5mm above the top of the guardrail providing a nice little cutting edge. One would expect these to be level or below the level of the guardrail.
I’ll have a chat to DPTI (owners of this road, not the Adelaide Hills Council) in the not too distant future to see what they can do on this road to make it safer.
Interestingly last Sunday morning on a descent of Greenhill, I noticed quite a few of the posts towards the bottom were capped. That’s more like it. This is also a DPTI owned road, so they should have no dramas doing the same to Norton.
Back to Norton. Chapeau to the Emergency services. The Police in the first instance understood the potential danger of the slick on a cyclist friendly road, and the CFS for getting a crew out there pronto to clean up the mess, all within about 10 minutes.
The taxi (wife) was called and he was carted off to the RAH (Still with Strava turned on)
A few hours and 19 stitches later, Swanny emerged relatively unscathed. A very fortunate man
Following on from the above discussion, how many of you know your first aid and would be comfortable treating a cycling injury? As it turns I’ve just finished a refresher course this week, and the near miss above got me to thinking again about cyclist first aid. I would be fairly positive that we have all witnessed a crash or come across / seen a fallen rider at some stage, yes?
I am also reasonably confident in saying that there would be a good portion of riders who do not have some form of first aid training.
The question is why not? If you haven’t, please do something about it.
There was a cycling specific course run in WA some years back – perhaps something like that can be set up in Adelaide. How about some of the cycling clubs organise something?
Kangaroo Creek Dam
You’ll notice some work over the next few years up the Gorge. SA Water is upgrading Kangaroo Creek Dam in three stages. Construction will start in late 2015 and is due for completion sometime in 2018.
The work will comprise the widening of the spillway, raising and strengthening of the wall.These upgrades will help manage major floods. They will also increase the dam’s ability to withstand earthquakes. The second stage of works after the stage 1 prep will remove rock from the hillside next to the spillway using ‘blasting’.
Rider of the Week
He’s somewhere in the USA. I received an email yesterday from him saying that if he can get access to his response, he’ll send it through…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Maybe next week. Sorry guys.
Café of the Week – theGrind@Norwood
As you know, I’ve been on the search for the best Zeppole in Adelaide, and I think I have found a challenger to Nanos – Grind@Norwood. Nice coffee, but they have just taken on a range of zeps that are pretty damn fine.
till next time