Worlds '11 Hangover: 'The day after' a huge race - all the adrenaline is used up, but your plane home isn't until the afternoon. What's to do? PEZ took a little walk around Copenhagen...
Worlds '11: It's days like this that a journalist should reserve the superlatives for; Mark Cavendish and his GB team were brilliant. No caveats, no 'buts' they committed early, never backed off, never panicked and delivered Mark Cavendish where and when they had to - a team effort to rival Cipollini's squadra at its best.
If there was justice in the world, Clara Hughes of Canada would be world ladies road race champion - but there isn't and Giorgia Bronzini of Italy wears the rainbow jersey for another year. It was a long day for PEZ, especially the afternoon with a ladies road race which refused to spark until the shadows were getting long...
Sometimes we get it right, as it became increasingly likely that the 2011 World U23 road race championship was going to end in a bunch finish, I said to Kris; 'you know, if it comes down to a sprint, that laddie Fenn who were chatting to this morning won't be far away.'
Friday's U23 world road race championship sees the cream of the world's young riders line up for 12 laps of the same 14 kilometre circuit the pros will face on Sunday - over 168 kilometre of rolling Danish countryside. The US team will include 20-year old Virginian Joe Dombrowski, who earlier in the autumn produced rides of real quality in Italy's U23 showcase, the Val d'Aosta stage race.
I check my watch. Twenty minutes to leg it back to the office in nearby Vedbaek. I should've left more time for my reconnaissance of the 2011 World Road Championships just north of Copenhagen. But work was my reason for visiting Denmark in the first place and sneaking out during the week seems like a privilege not to be abused.
Say Arrivederci to the Giro as it’s almost Bonjour to Le Tour. We’ve got the latest on the ASO/UCI punch-up as well as the tune up events in Luxembourg and France. Stateside, it’s Philly and a full-up Nature Valley as well as Johan serving up some bedtime reading. It’s a global ET and it’s full today.