26 September 2010

One great big World

2010 UCI Road World Championships - September 29th to October 3

We now look down under to Australia for the road world championships next week in Geelong, Australia. 
World's Schedule: 
Under 23 Men Time Trial, 31.8km, September 29, 10:00
Elite Women Time Trial, 22.9km, September 29, 15:00
Elite Men Time Trial, 45.8km, September 30, 13:30
Under 23 Men Road Race, 159km, October 1, 13:00
Elite Women Road Race, 127km, October 2, 13:00
Elite Men Road Race, 263km, October 3, 10:00
Who is not going to Worlds: Joaquim Rodriguez (currently the #1 rider in the world), Alberto Contador, Alexandre Vinokourov, Andy Schleck (he is on the roster, but not racing), Tom Boonen, local Australian Robbie McEwen (who was not selected for his National team). 
Who is going to Worlds: Fabian Cancellara! (he's my fav), Tony Martin, Phillipe Gilbert, Thor Hushovd, Richie Porte, Cadel Evans (defending champion), Frank Schleck, Filippo Pozzato, Mark Cavendish, Oscar Freire, Denis Menchov, Matti Breschel, Nicolas Roche, and many others. Full List of Registered Riders 2010.
PedalDancer.com photo of Fabian Cancellara at the 2010 Tour of California
The U.S. Men's Elite Team selected for the 77th UCI Road World Championships in Geelong will be:
Tyler Farrar, Danny Pate, Tom Peterson, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), Craig Lewis, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Columbia), Ted King (Cervélo), Jason McCartney (RadioShack). *no Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Chris Horner. *Zabriskie and Van Garderen will ride the time trial
Who will win? CyclingNews.com gives this tip - "the climbing is in the last 180km as opposed to 3,076m being spread over the 260km distance. Therefore, the type of rider we were looking for is someone who would be quite successful in the Ardennes Classics."
Keep up on the news at Steephill.TV:

Geelong, Australia
(yeah for automatic posts, because I am out on another bike ride in the fall foliage of Colorado)