What a Worlds we had, yes? Well, in the VeloVoices tradition, I have picked out a few images that you might not have seen but that capture the spirit of the races. So no traditional podiums or victory salutes, but some great shots. Continue reading
There’s no other word for this year’s men’s World Championship road race: heartbreaking. Not for winner Rui Costa, who rode a smart race to take the top step of the podium. But for second place Joaquim Rodriguez, who after seven hours of riding in the rain was passed in the last few seconds by the Portuguese rider and saw his rainbow dream crushed.
In the longest men’s individual time trial the Worlds has ever seen (57.9km), Germany’s Tony Martin defended the rainbow jersey, but it was the fight between Fabian Cancellara and Bradley Wiggins that held the most drama, with Wiggins taking silver by 2.25 seconds.