Nothing beats UCI Rad World Championship time trial preparations like finding out that you just scored a three year contract with Movistar – the Spanish Would Tour team. Except bacon; bacon beats everything! But congratulations, Alex Dowsett on bouncing back from missing the Tour de France spot and winning the Commonwealth gold in Glasgow; you are truly a time trial god! (So please bless us with a lifetime supply of bacon – and then we’ll show you who the time trial champions really are.)
Being 25 helps you perform all the time which is quite obvious from the Tour of Britain, even if Dowsett couldn’t maintain the lead after 6 stages, and that is exactly what Movistar noticed. He’s really excited about the duration of the contract, given the fact that every rider performs so well and peaks for a short time and thinks of the contract as a safety net for the future. Dowsett and Sir Bradley Wiggins are two of Britains greatest time trial gods and will take things to greater heights.
In the under – 23 race, Jon Dibben received 6th place and Mellissa Lowther came seventh in the Women’s category.
The cycling governing body, in the meantime, is planning to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for Roman Kreuziger since he was cleared of anti-doping charges by the Czech Olympic Committee.
We apologise for all the bacon talk, but we get hungry writing these bits of news for you – see how much we love you, guys? Haha! Have a good one, folks!