World Championships 2023: Men's Road Race (August 6)

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I’m incredibly grateful for it all. Cycling becoming mainstream in the US would be disgusting. It’s better to follow sports that fly under the radar.
It's all relative.. Velonews and Winning Magazine used to be it..ABC Wide World of Sports showing one off old coverage. CBS found an ally in John Tesh who was a cycling enthusiast and music everything.. so he was a one man band literally. Produced TDF shows for CBS, did commentary, writing, music and producer. Without him who knows how much cycling the US would have ever seen. Now everything has improved 1 million percent in @10 years.. YouTube.. and great dashboard stuff from CN and Steephill.TV allowed races to at least be followed the day of.. Now I can see live or nearly live races routinely. In my area a few have bravely taken on Facebook live stream stuff.. Including the local Wednesday night crit..as a racing fan I am overjoyed with the increase in all types of racing coverage.. Including personal posting from the racers themselves and teammates and team management..we are getting national stuff.. Dairyland and Intelligentsia Cup..TDF coverage was really good and the Worlds has just topped it off.. Never thought I would watch 3,4 points races, sprints, kilos,tandem, BMX..Gravity!!! MTB..really really awesome!! I probably agree with lots but from my view cycling is really emerging coming out of the shadows.. Hopefully Vuelta will deliver the goods..
 
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It's all relative.. Velonews and Winning Magazine used to be it..ABC Wide World of Sports showing one off old coverage. CBS found an ally in John Tesh who was a cycling enthusiast and music everything.. so he was a one man band literally. Produced TDF shows for CBS, did commentary, writing, music and producer. Without him who knows how much cycling the US would have ever seen. Now everything has improved 1 million percent in @10 years.. YouTube.. and great dashboard stuff from CN and Steephill.TV allowed races to at least be followed the day of.. Now I can see live or nearly live races routinely. In my area a few have bravely taken on Facebook live stream stuff.. Including the local Wednesday night crit..as a racing fan I am overjoyed with the increase in all types of racing coverage.. Including personal posting from the racers themselves and teammates and team management..we are getting national stuff.. Dairyland and Intelligentsia Cup..TDF coverage was really good and the Worlds has just topped it off.. Never thought I would watch 3,4 points races, sprints, kilos,tandem, BMX..Gravity!!! MTB..really really awesome!! I probably agree with lots but from my view cycling is really emerging coming out of the shadows.. Hopefully Vuelta will deliver the goods..
If you’re speaking about cycling in the US, I think you might be mixing up greater access (which is good) with greater popularity. We all have more access to every sport under the sun, that doesn’t mean road cycling is on the upswing.
 
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https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...-call-of-nature-during-world-championship-win

Mathieu van der Poel romped to victory in a thrilling men's World Championship road race over the weekend. Partway through the race however he was forced to answer the call of nature, with an unsuspecting Scottish couple saving the day and allowing the soon-to-be world champion to use their toilet.

"We were thrilled that we could help him any way," Davie Findley, one half of the problem-solving couple told the Daily Record. "All we did was offer a bit of hospitality, which we would always do. Any of the neighbours would have done the same thing. We did feel that it was a bit of an emergency because the team manager came first and asked if we could let one rider use the facilities, who I now take to be Mathieu van der Poel."

The moment came whilst the race was halted for almost an hour by protests and once van der Poel had been and gone, Findley was soon welcoming rider after rider. "He was such a nice guy and extremely polite and he was so grateful. The next thing we knew there was another rider and then another and I think we had four of the guys from the Netherlands in," he explains.
 
https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...-call-of-nature-during-world-championship-win

Mathieu van der Poel romped to victory in a thrilling men's World Championship road race over the weekend. Partway through the race however he was forced to answer the call of nature, with an unsuspecting Scottish couple saving the day and allowing the soon-to-be world champion to use their toilet.

"We were thrilled that we could help him any way," Davie Findley, one half of the problem-solving couple told the Daily Record. "All we did was offer a bit of hospitality, which we would always do. Any of the neighbours would have done the same thing. We did feel that it was a bit of an emergency because the team manager came first and asked if we could let one rider use the facilities, who I now take to be Mathieu van der Poel."

The moment came whilst the race was halted for almost an hour by protests and once van der Poel had been and gone, Findley was soon welcoming rider after rider. "He was such a nice guy and extremely polite and he was so grateful. The next thing we knew there was another rider and then another and I think we had four of the guys from the Netherlands in," he explains.
It’s probably safe to say he either wouldn’t have won the race or would’ve had to do a Tom Dumoulin otherwise, which there was no time for on this route.
 
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It's always fascinating to learn about the intricacies and challenges that riders face. The mix of historical landmarks and natural landscapes in the route is sure to make for a visually stunning event. And those steep climbs, especially Scott Street, sound like they'll really test the riders' mettle. I can imagine the atmosphere in Glasgow will be electric. Can't wait for the World Championships to kick off! 🚴‍♂️🌈
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It's always fascinating to learn about the intricacies and challenges that riders face. The mix of historical landmarks and natural landscapes in the route is sure to make for a visually stunning event. And those steep climbs, especially Scott Street, sound like they'll really test the riders' mettle. I can imagine the atmosphere in Glasgow will be electric. Can't wait for the World Championships to kick off! 🚴‍♂️🌈

Van Der Poel won...
 
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