Wiggo – the bearded wonder

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Recently I wrote a post on how to improve aerodynamics in time trials – amongst many other things I suggested shaving off your beard will add a few seconds. So just for the record – it shows how little I know about time trials.

Bradley Wiggins was in imperious form to win the World Time Trial Championship yesterday – I was really pleased to see Wiggins win. He has one of the most impressive all round palmeres in cycling. It’s a rare defeat for Tony Martin – and after seeing him repeatedly drop the entire peleton in the Tour de France it’s almost comforting to know that even Martin says of himself – ‘I’m not a machine’

The good news is that the World time trial championship jersey may be riding up and down a dual carriageway near you in 2015. Wiggins cheekily hinted he might be riding a few domestic British time trials – so watch out! BBC Interview with Wiggins


1. Bradley Wiggins (GB) 56mins 25.52secs

2. Tony Martin (Ger) +26secs

3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) +41secs

4. Vasil Kiryienka (Bel) +48secs

5. Rohan Dennis (Aus) +58secs

Selected other:

20. Alex Dowsett (GB) +2mins 35secs


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