Pezcyclingnews: Worlds’15 Men’s Itt: Kiryienka Cracks €em!


Jan 3, 2005
Race Report: On a day when the pundits including this one – got it all wrong it was 34 year-old veteran Belorusan Sky stalwart Vasil Kiryienka who pulled on the rainbow jersey, besting ever-improving Italian chronoman, Adriano Malori by nine seconds and French shock bronze medallist Jerome Coppel by 26 seconds.One of the sports hardest working domestiques there will be few who grudge the man his jersey on a day when it all went wrong for the favourites. . .The parcours?Weve got 53.5 kilometres with 245 metres of elevation change, the organisers describe it thus: The Elite Men will begin their race of truth 20 miles north of Richmond at Kings Dominion, Virginias premier amusement park in Hanover County. Racers will then speed past Meadow Event Park, home to the State Fair of Virginia and birthplace of thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat. Racers will head south on long, open straights past the Hanover County Courthouse, the third oldest courthouse still in use in the U.S. and dating back to about 1740. Long hills on Brook and Wilkinson roads bring the racers back into the city through Virginia Union University before turning into downtown. Nearly half the turns of the entire route fall within the closing kilometres, the second to last of which is onto the 300-meter-long climb up Governor Street. At the top, riders turn left and finally face a false flat 680 meters to the finish.Race profileAnd lets get straight to the point Rohan Dennis (BMC & Australia) to win...

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