just rewatching the coverage
Frodo was with Brownlee in a relay team - Frodo is keen to give Patrick some races next year (before Kona)
Bozzone is 5 months post accident now.
The bike course looked super clean and fast - the norwegian athletes looked fantastic
- no wind
- roads look pancake flat and covered in teflon
- no hairpins
- people in aero all day
- women were biking on the right side of the lane near traffic passing in the same direction
There is almost no footage of the men until 1.14 the commentators say that the norwegian men were working together and legally taking turns to sharing time at the front as they had planned before the event. Blu was averaging 47 KMPH at the time. The women were doing 42-43Kmph
The norwegian men look very strong - after 1.51 the leader sits up to another norwegian lead and then at 2.00 another although the camera never panned back to see how close the following athlete
was. At 1.52 the commentator say that there appeared to be tactical lead taking.
at 2.13 the men are back on the motorway with a lane of passing traffic but not too much - not sure how mujch difference that made here, but its one of the factors attributed the fast english TT times are attributed to havig courses next to the motorway
at 2.23 theres a mens pass - and it looks very clean! no legbal advantagbe sought