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Road World Champs: Men's time trial

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The men's time trial gets under way at 1200 BST in Varese, with the event rated as one of the most open in years.

There's no Fabian Cancellara, the defending champion and Olympic gold medallist, but there is still a high-quality field on display in Italy.

Britain's Stephen Cummings and David Millar are in the mixer, but they wil have to look out for the likes of three-time winner Michael Rogers and Olympic silver medallist Gustav Larsson.

Don't forget that UK users will be able to follow all the action as it happens on the live video feed on the website, or on the red button at home.

And there will also be a live text commentary to keep you up to date with all the comings and goings in Varese, so keep your thoughts and comments coming in on text (81111) or on this thread.

Who do you fancy to come out on top? Any unheralded names to look out for? And how will the Brits get on?

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posted Sep 25, 2008

1437: Here comes David Millar in the final 500m - what can he do?

1435: US rider David Zabriskie is in bronze medal position with a time of 52:53.87.

1431: France's Sylvain Chavanel finishes in seventh place, and Grabsch's time looks like it could test the final few riders.

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Darn, Volderken got kicked out of his hotseat! :(

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posted Sep 25, 2008

How many podium girls does it take to change a light bulb?

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Woo, thankyou, keep it up please! How did Millar do??

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Never seen such a forced looking medal ceremony.
Grabsch looked like he was waiting for a dentist appointment, and Zabriskie stood there like a gay man making a withering assessment of someone else's dress sense.

They should get Wogan to do the commentary.

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posted Sep 25, 2008

"How many podium girls does it take to change a light bulb?"
go on then - how many ?

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posted Sep 25, 2008

jophinejophine, can you confirm the podium places and millars position? How did Levi do?

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Damage,

David Millar continued his mission to prove you can win clean by finishing 9th at 1 min 25 secs.

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posted Sep 25, 2008

1 Bert Grabsch (Germany) 52.01.60 (50.407 km/h)
2 Svein Tuft (Canada) 52.44.39
3 David Zabriskie (United States Of America) 52.53.87
4 Levi Leipheimer (United States Of America) 53.07.02
5 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) 53.07.44
6 Stijn Devolder (Belgium) 53.17.01
7 Tony Martin (Germany) 53.17.86
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) 53.26.76
9 David Millar (Great Britain) 53.26.86
10 Sylvain Chavanel (France) 53.27.42

The split times were a bit scarce, but I got the impression that most of the riders slowed a bit towards the end. Either that or Grabsch sped up over the last 10km.
Anyone else notice?

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