What a round up we have today: a world record and all the news from Australia and Argentina… Grab a coffee and dive right in.
Women’s Hour Record
Mighty Bridie O’Donnell smashed the hour record yesterday adding a staggering 600m to set the bar at 46.882 kms.
For those that like to analyse the lap stats…
The great woman herself gave an interview to Adelaide sports show Fiveaa. You can watch the event unfold in the Adelaide Superdrome here (Bridie’s hour starts at about 01:50:00). Plus we had a VeloVoice at the event – here’s Sheree’s post
Stage 5, Santos Tour Down Under: 151.5 km McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill
Queen stage at the TDU and Richie Porte (BMC) was once again the King Of Willunga Hill. He attacked early, surprised his rivals and came in some six seconds ahead of Sky’s Sergio Henao with Michael Woods (Cannondale) riding to a brilliant third. The GC podium was shaken up. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) kept his race lead, but Porte and Henao are now standing on the second and third steps.
Stage 5, Tour de San Luis: 168.7 km Renca to Juana Koslay
German Tivani (Argentina) out sprinted breakaway companions Daniel Diaz (Delko-Marseille-KTM) and Emiliano Ibarra (S.E.P. San Juan) to claim a surprise win. The stage was marred by a high-speed crash some 30km from the finish which left many riders with injuries and Movistar’s Adriano Malori in hospital #ForzaAdriano
Header: Mighty Bridie O’Donnell (image from Sheree Whatley)