Chrono des Herbiers 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Welcome to our coverage of today's Chrono des Herbiers Individual
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Dimitri Champion has set a new course record in the Espoirs category,
coming in at 49 minutes and 9 seconds.
The elite riders are all underway. The course is 48.150km.
At the first time check, World Champion Michael Rogers has the best time:
Hour Record holder Sosenka is in second at 13:34.
Vladimir Gusev (CSC but moving to Discovery Channel in 2006) has the best
thus far at the second time check: 32:28.
Sosenka has just bettered Gusev's mid-course intermediate time.
Sosenka came in at 32:20.
Cancellara has reached mid course in 33:06.
Rogers at mid-course in 32:12....the best time!
At third time check, Sosenka has best time thus far: 46:05
Second there is Gusev at 46:17
Third thus far is Belohvosciks at 46:20
Waiting for Lang, Cancellara and Rogers at the third time check...
Lang at third time check in 48:04
Cancellara there at 47:20
Rogers best time once again at 46:02....just 3 seconds better than Sosenka!
What a battle!
Gusev has finished the course....with a new best time of 1:00:37! Another
good time trialist on his way to Discovery Channel.
Sosenka is in. He's bettered Gusev's time! Sosenka in at 1:00:18.
Only Rogers can beat Sosenka now.
Sebastian Lang is in in 1:02:55, good enough for 9th thus far.
Cancellara finished in 1:02:01.
Some confusion at the finish initially as Rogers was shown as coming in
in the same time as Sosenka...
Sosenka is the winner by less than 3 seconds!
Final result, top 10:
1. Ondrej Sosenka 1:00:18
2. Michael Rogers 1:00:21
3. Vladimir Gusev 1:00:37
4. Raivis Belohvosciks 1:00:52
5. Olivier Kaisen 1:01:41
6. Y. Krivtsov 1:01:51
7. Fabian Cancellara 1:02:01
8. Marco Pinotti 1:02:14
9. Nicola Fritsch 1:02:53
10. Ben Day 1:02:54
Thanks for following along today. It was fun, but we won't be quitting
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