The story line thus far has only been one of guesses and speculation. Riders have been on track, but without a real gauge as to what their efforts are producing. Being a one-off race, it’s tough to tell who is letting it all hang out or riding conservatively until the right time. With all of the riders qualifying (technically speaking), the pressure to uncork the speed has been alleviated – the winning pace will only be shown the moment it needs to be, secrecy is a notorious aspect of World Champs.
From the B-Zone a lot of observations were made, and now the timing sheets from “Qualifying” are confirming or correcting some of those thoughts. Have a look for yourself if you like, makes some friendly wagers even. All I can confidently say is, with rain in play during the timed run today, and clear skies predicted for the weekend, it’s honestly hard to tell who is going to really step up for the gold, barring Junior Women perhaps.
Sunday will be very exciting to watch. Until then, here’s my Top Ten from today: