Dan McConnell wins opening round of WC

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Dan McConnell wins opening round of WC

Postby Chuck » Thu May 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Not really sure if you guys talk much racing in here, but this was a pretty big result for McConnell, the first Aussie to win a World Cup event since Cadel in 2000. And in his own words completely unexpected....

"I've only been top 20 once. All of the sudden, I come out and win. It's going to take awhile to sink in," said McConnell to Redbull.tv after the race. "It's ridiculous. I'm just speechless."


http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-wo ... ry/results

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Re: Dan McConnell wins opening round of WC

Postby trailgumby » Thu May 23, 2013 4:17 pm

Brilliant ride. He just reeled them in on a string towards the end there. How exciting was that last lap and a half! :lol:

And then to win in a sprint finish!

Have to feel sorry for Absalon - it was all over bar the shouting, until the mud sent his rear derailleur for a trip around his cassette.
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Re: Dan McConnell wins opening round of WC

Postby Chuck » Thu May 23, 2013 4:47 pm

trailgumby wrote:Have to feel sorry for Absalon - it was all over bar the shouting, until the mud sent his rear derailleur for a trip around his cassette.


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