Now this is exactly the level of nuanced understanding of pro cycling that I come to this forum to get!Lotte Kopecky has retained the Belgian ITT title.
Fiona Zimmermann won the junior ITT in Switzerland. I tried to see, if she had any relation to Urs, and I came across a play. in which an Urs Zimmermann wants to send his spoiled daughter Fiona to Africa to discipline her. I don't think it was based on true events, though.
I’m sure it would be difficult because of the way broadcast rights are held by different media groups in every country, but I would love seeing a broadcaster get the rights to show all the national title races and do an “old-style” ESPN March Madness broadcast (when they carried all the early round games), switching back and forth from one country to another as dramatic events unfolded or final kilometers approached.
Starting from next year, Denmark is doing a "National Championships week", which so far includes 25 different sports, with a total of 100 sets of medals, all doing their championships in the same week, in the same town, creating a festival atmosphere (like a miniature Olympics).
Cycling is going to be part of that too
How bizarre was Mader's performance s in the Tour De Suisse ITT and then winning the final stage from the GC group - He was nowhere near it in the National's.