Down amongst the thousands of fans, family, team staff and just plain crazies in the Netherlands for the Worlds was our very own Ed Hood. It's time now to re-live the action, the sights, the smells & the music with him from the Elite Men's Road Race - Roadside!
Race report: The crowd goes mental as the winner’s name is announced, the drunken songs have already started. The man himself stuffs his arms down the sleeves and prepares to pull the fabled rainbow jersey over his head. He whispers disbelievingly to the presentation party ... “I’ve been dreaming about this my whole life.” Who is the lucky man? Read on!
The Espoirs or the 'Future' were racing today in the U/23 road race as the soon to be stars of our sport battled it out for rainbow glory. Ed Hood was down on the circuit amongst the teams and riders again to bring us another behind the scenes look at the Worlds - Roadside!
Race Report: The Elite Women’s road race was looking like it was going to be a fairly open event. That was until Marianne Vos crossed to the break at warp speed, rode hard with them and then left them all for dead on the last ascent of the Cauberg. Good, exciting racing with a home win thrown in.
Race Report: As usual the Men’s Under 23 road race was an exciting affair of continual attack and chase, the big problem was that no riders were allowed any substantial lead. The race came down to the last climb of the Cauberg, but it was all together for the sprint and the camera was needed to split the medals.
It might have been a day off from racing today at the World Titles but our man Ed Hood on the roadside had no such luxuries. With interviews to conduct and a region to discover, Ed hit the ground running today with camera in hand. It's time for another installment of Valkenburg - Roadside!
A great day of racing at the Worlds saw Tony Martin double up his golds and Taylor Phinney doing the same with silver. To capture this historic day Ed Hood moved PEZ Mobile HQ almost onto the race circuit to bring us all the action. He isn't just reporting from the roadside this year - he's living there!
Race Report: It was billed to be a very open World time trial championships, but in the end the race came down to two men; Germany’s Tony Martin and America’s young hope Taylor Phinney. A close battle ensued for experience to conquer youth by the slimmest of margins. It was close, very close.