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The Grand 2022 Wollongong UCI Road World Championships Thread, September 18th-25th

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I'm very curious to see how Keegan Swenson goes. IIRC a few years ago EF thought Colin Strickland could be a solid one-day racer based on his Dirty Kanza 200 miler win. And Swenson has been more than competitive against recent and current WT riders, even if they aren't, say, Wout level, in gravel races.
 
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Sorry "bumping" input to earlier race, and havent read 80% of the pages, but couldn't sleep the night to sunday CEST, i.e. Showtime Sunday Down Under (typical me when tons of task to be done work-and family relatwd for upcoming days of which i've just finished, so I'll sleep well now).
And so watched almost every part of Elite Men TT.

Very interesting course that when taking toll on 2nd lap fully reminded me of my local club's TT championship some years ago.

The amount of false flat sections seasoned with "perfect humps", delivering settlement over the distance punishing ridering going too deep. Splendid design and completely the opposite to raw power 2013 Montecatini-Firenze. 2022 edition required all ingredients as technique, economizing, seizing the moments restrained by the slopes and more. Totally 100% my style of how a TT course design should be .. I'm a fan!

If I've got time nerding the track I would definitely have put a note on how crusial preparation for this TT course is/was.

I bet Foss prepared very well for the course, being able to be as close below the limit on lap 1 all the way and then stretching to it's full on last part.

But oh boy how I feel for Hayter! I shouldn't write it, but watching 3rd time now since the incident and noticing his frustration and inconsiatency afterwards, clearly over his limit several times, he would've come extremely close to Foss' time.

And sorry for Sheffield as well. And don't even dare to write about Küng. Better luck next year!
 
No disrespect to Kuss, I'm a firm believer that Jumbo's sweeping them is a huge fluke and robs Ganna and Evenepoel of truly accomplishing what they are capable of. I've spent the last few days in pure disbelief and it just doesn't make sense to me. I've spent the entire season watching Evenepoel ride great ITT's it's just not fair.

If Evenepoel loses again I will face that Kuss deserved the win, but I am just 100% sure it was a fluke and does a big disservice to Evenepoel and road racing as a whole.
 
Congratulations to Tobias Svendsen Foss for becoming ITT world champion. Küng likely not happy about it but still a nice result. Evenepoel likely not happy about it. Hayter likely lost podium spot with that mechanical.

Was a rather peculiar route. Rather technical and only flat in theory. This combination allowed surprises.

Pogačar did rather good but likely hoped for more.

As for the RR. Wouldn't be surprised if Mount Pleasant will result to some pleasant outcomes.
 
McKenzie flew over the course today. I very much believed in him, but this I did not see coming. This might be worthy of a medal. Pavel Novak 1:42 down to McKenzie. Looks bad on first glance, but he arrived way too late at the start. Could've done much better, shame.
 
No disrespect to Kuss, I'm a firm believer that Jumbo's sweeping them is a huge fluke and robs Ganna and Evenepoel of truly accomplishing what they are capable of. I've spent the last few days in pure disbelief and it just doesn't make sense to me. I've spent the entire season watching Evenepoel ride great ITT's it's just not fair.

If Evenepoel loses again I will face that Kuss deserved the win, but I am just 100% sure it was a fluke and does a big disservice to Evenepoel and road racing as a whole.

Uh, you know it wasn't Kuss who won, right?
 

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