RACE REPORT: Not Filippo Ganna, Remco Evenepoel or Stefan Küng, but Tobias Foss is the new time trial World champion. The Norwegian surprised everyone by beating all the top favourites; Stefan Küng, Remco Evenepoel and Filippo Ganna in Wollongong.
Ellen van Dijk is the World time trial champion for the third time. On the first day of the road World championship in Wollongong, Australia, she convincingly defended the rainbow jersey. Van Dijk beat Australian Grace Brown and the Swiss Marlen Reusser. Annemiek van Vleuten had a bad day and finished seventh.
After the British Under 23's title race against the watch, Ed Hood didn't have long to wait for the Elite men to roll down the starting ramp for their test. Never one to reject a ride in a team car: Milano, the vineyards of Champagne, or Dumfries...
In the absence of a trip to France to see the Tour, Ed Hood had a shorter journey at the weekend to watch the British time trial championships in the deep south of Scotland. Ed always takes notice of the 'Young Guns' so the Under 23's were the big attraction.
Simon Yates rode the time trial of his life to take the Giro stage 2 win, but it was Mathieu van der Poel, with the pink jersey on his back, who came so close to a two-in-a-row stage win by 3 seconds. Van der Poel holds the overall lead - Stage for Yates.
Ed Hood loves the 'contre la montre' and so talking the first man to go under three hours for 100 miles was the dream interview. Jonathan Shubert recently broke the RRA ‘straight out’ 100 mile record, Ed had a word.
Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been in discussion about their chances in the Olympic time trial in Tokyo next year. They will be riding against each other and together for the Belgian national team and the two top men agree on one thing: "Ganna is the man to beat".