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UCI Worlds: Day 2 Review

Thursday 30th September: Day two of the UCI World championships, the time trials have all been raced for 2010 World Championships though not only the Australian stage event is grabbing the attention of the cycling world.

The atmosphere in Geelong has continued to grow throughout the week and the support for Australians Mick Rogers, Richie Porte and Luke Durbridge has been second to none. The people of Geelong have been leaving their offices to watch the Australian’s come through the course and cheering as loudly as possible, with all the negative press coming out of Geelong in the weeks leading up to the event it’s good to see locals enjoying themselves.

In a day that should have been all about the Elite Men’s Time Trial, Alberto Contador has been officially suspended after traces of bronchodilator clenbuterol were found in his test from the second rest day of the 2010 Tour de France.  Contador is claiming food contamination; the amount found in Contador’s urine was 50 picograms, 400 times less than the threshold required by a World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory. Investigations are progressing.

The next race is the Under 23’s road race on Friday 2nd October, starting in Geelong at 1pm.

Results to date:

Under 23 Men Time Trial
1. Taylor Phinney (USA)
2. Luke Durbridge (AUS)
3. Marcel Kittel (GER)

Women’s Elite Time Trial
1. Emma Pooley (GBR)
2. Judith Arndt (GER)
3. Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZL)

Men’s Elite Time Trial
1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
2. David Millar (GBR)
3. Tony Martin (GER)

has contributed this article to Bicycles Network Australia.
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