World road time trial championships are going on at the moment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Australia has done really well this year with Jessica Allen winning the junior women’s time trial and Luke Durbridge winning the under 23 men’s time trial. In addition to this, Michael Hepburn won bronze in the under 23 men’s time trial and Dave Edwards also won bronze in the junior men’s time trial. That has to bode well for the Olympics next year.
Looking at their bikes, I always think they look some uncomfortable – I mean skinny handlebars, bum at the same height as your head, weird helmets and lots and lots of lycra – which part of that looks like fun? That being said, these guys fly. They are averaging above 50 kms an hour on regular roads, including speed bumps!