Rohan Dennis claims first TimeTrial world title pubblicato il 26/09/2018
 

Rohan Dennis claims first TimeTrial world title

Tom Dumoulin and Victor Campenaerts round out the podium.

 

A multiple winner of time trials in the Grand Tours, Australia’s Rohan Dennis became the World Champion for the first time in his favorite event as he smashed the performances of defending champion Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands and Belgium’s Victor Campenaerts who finished in the same second, 1’21’’ down. Dennis, 28, is the second Australian to take the Rainbow Jersey for Men Elite Time Trial after Michael Rogers who claimed three titles in a row from 2003 to 2005. Dennis’ previous best result since turning pro in 2013 was fifth in 2014.

 

MEN ELITE INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL PODIUM

1 - Rohan Dennis - 52.1km in 1h03’02.57”, average speed 49.585km/h

2 - Tom Dumoulin at 1’21.09”

3 - Victor Campenaerts at 1’21.62”

 

QUOTES

The winner Rohan Dennis said in the press conference: “It has taken me a long time to get the Rainbow Jersey. In the last four years, there were people doing better than me but Australia kept putting me in the team, supporting me every year. I thank them for that, also my wife who must be pretty happy now, my team, my coach… I didn’t expect to win by so much. I thought it would be a battle until the last kilometre. I didn’t believe the gap at the top of the hill, so I continued to push till the finish. Next year I’ll have free rein to prepare for the Grand Tours but in 2020 my big goal will be the Time Trial at the Olympics in Tokyo. It will be a juggling match with Tom Dumoulin again.”

 

Tom Dumoulin, second, said: “I arrived on the start line with the goal of being the World Champion again but Rohan [Dennis] was outstanding, that’s my story of the day. It’s been a physical and mental struggle for an hour. I wouldn’t be second if I didn’t fight my way until the finish. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I had a bad time trial in Richmond three years ago and I had my best road race after that, so I’m going in it with an open mind on Sunday.”

 

Victor Campenaerts, third, said:: “I knew that Tom Dumoulin and Rohan Dennis were one step above me, so the race I was here for was for the third place. Therefore, I have no regret to miss out on the second place by very little. It’s like a victory for me to be on the podium. It makes me super happy. I started believing I could do it when I made the top three of the opening Time Trial of the Giro d’Italia in Jerusalem along with these two guys.

 

Final Results

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Rohan Dennis appreciates his first gold medal for Individual Time Trial

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A great crowd in Rattenberg for Wilco Kelderman’s start against the clock

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Victor Campenaerts powers to the bronze medal

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Beautiful landscape in Tirol but Italy’s Fabio Felline has no time to look around

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Impressive crowd around the finish area during the Time Trial Elite Men

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Relaxed Training for the Round Course above Innsbruck

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Training in front of the Golden Roof in the middle of the Old Town of Innsbruck

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Team Colombia in the middle of the Höttinger Höll

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Rohan Dennis (Australia) wins Men Elite Individual Time Trial at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol in Austria

The podium is completed by Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) and Victor Campenaerts (Belgium).

 

The Australian rider Rohan Dennis won the Men Elite Individual Time Trial race at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol in Austria. The podium was completed by Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) and Victor Campenaerts (Belgium), who finished second and third respectively.

 

RESULTS

1 - Rohan Dennis - 52.1km in 1h03’02.57”, average speed 49.585km/h

2 - Tom Dumoulin at 1’21.09”

3 - Victor Campenaerts at 1’21.62”

 

Speaking seconds after the race the winner Rohan Dennis said: “It’s an amazing feeling. I’ve been coached from the car by Brad McGee. He kept me calm. Knowing Tom Dumoulin’s watts during the Team Time Trial made me confident that I’d beat him but I didn’t want to be sure until I’d crossed the line. There’s a lot of people I want to thank. The first one is my wife – she must be happy at home. It’s a dream come true to be the World Champion. I’ve been chasing this since I was a junior... I’ve never won it in any age group. I’ll enjoy the next year in the Rainbow Jersey for sure.”

 
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The winner in action

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