World Championships TTT

The party has started, Road World Championships 2017 in Bergen, Norway.

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Racing superfast on famous places like Bryggen. And beating my Strava times to a basement far away 😉

Todays favourites Boels-Dolmans and BMC didn’t make it, nor did Cervelo-Bigla or Quick Step. Today was the day of Team Sunweb:

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The winning team of Floortje Mackaij, Lucinda Brand, Ellen van Dijk, Coryn Rivera, Leah Kirchmann and Sabrina Stultiens.

And as you say: Women first. The men took the same spot and made it Double Sunweb!!!

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All results: Procyclingstats

BMC New Teamelite 01

Cannondale got a seattube and seatpost that flexes, 25mm if I remember right. Trek is working on their Isospeed feature for their Superfly hardtail. And here comes BMC’s answer to it.

15mm of elastomer damping in 3 different hardness:

A video about it:

Looks really cool. More info here: BMC New Teamelite

mtb=Zipp, road=Maserati

It starts to get unusual to find a special bike. Everyone has everything and very few tune their bike old school style. There seems to be an solution to buy for everything. But putting Zipp wheels on a mtb, that’s not so common:

Really cool. High profile on mtb is cool, like my friends Gipiemme he had on his Merida some years ago. I’ve been thinking of the opposite to glue roadtires on a mtbrim but the tires didn’t fit to my AX-Lightness rims I had then.

Another cool bike is this Colnago EPS stripped from paint and painted in Maserati blue and made for Campagnolo Eps. Like made for each other with Colnago EPS and Campagnolo EPS 🙂 7030g:

2015 XC teams 1 gone

Giant is stopping their XC Team! One of the biggest bike manufactures in the World are not in the best bike sport. If they quit LIV too they are stupid. Ranked 1st with Neff, 6th with Wloczszowska and 18th with Ferrand Prevot.

But the sadest thing is with the men. Fabian Giger ranked number 3 and Emil Lindgren 9th, Heyden U23 World Champion! That’s what I call a top team. Giger seems to have found a new team, Lindgren doesn’t 😦

Looking at the ranking Women elite got many different teams, looking at men it looks like this:

1. BMC

2. Scott

3. Giant (gone)

4. Trek

5. Cannondale

6. BMC

7. Merida

8. Cannondale

9. Giant (gone)

10. Stöckli

11. Giant (gone)

12. BH

13. Trek

14. Scott

15. BH

16. Merida

17. BMC

18. Bh

19. Cannondale (for 2015)

20. MMR

Missing here is Specialized! Best rider from them is Yamamoto at 26th, they should sign a fast rider like Matthias Wengelin and get up in the ranking.

Another team missing is Bianchi with Gerhard Kerschbaumer that rode really good in the end of the season.

So the big question is: Which team should sign Emil Lindgren???