2023 Amateur UCI Time Trial Champions crowned in Dundee, Scotland
532 riders from 55 different countries registered to compete in the second discipline of the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships with races against the clock on the A92 Dual Carriageway in Dundee.
The first rider, leaving the start podium at 10.00 was American Sarah Powers who crowned herself the first new world champion of the day in the F80 category.
In the F70 category, Mary Cullen (NZL) won with more than 4 minutes lead ahead of Vanessa Cooney (USA) and Gisele Thureau (FRA).
World Champion Jeannie Longo (FRA) added another title to her rich track record beating the new road world champion Linda Dewhurst (GBR) in the F65 category by 1m 19s ahead of Diane Schleicher (USA) in third exactly 4 minutes behind.
Sarah Matthews (GBR) brought home the first gold medal for the United Kingdom in the F60 category, 48 seconds ahead of Ruth Clemence (USA) in second and Andrea Nightingale (GBR) in third place at 2m 10s.
Angela Carpenter (GBR) won a second British gold in the F55 before Elin Gronvik (NOR) (1m 14) and Ivana Cicchelli (AUS) at respectively at 1m 33s.
The F50 category was dominated by Adelheid Schutz (GER), defending world champion who beat Molly Van Houweling (USA), former world hour record holder by 1m 3s with Marijke De Smedt (BEL) in third at 1m 5s.
In the womens F45 category, the outgoing world champion Onja Moi (NOR) beat Jeannie Blakemore (NZL) by 55 seconds with Naomi De Pennington (GBR) as third at 2m 4s. Moi also scored the fastest overall women's time at an average speed of 43.9 km/h.
Anna Rzasowska (POL) was the fastest in the F40 age group with a small 9 second margin over Jennifer George (GBR) and Rebecca Seal (GBR) who got the bronze 1m 22s.
Two Germans battled for the gold in the F35 category with Kimberly Miller (GER) winning ahead of compatriot Laura Tibitanzl (GER) while Jenny Asplund (SWE) in third.
The youngest women had a close battle with the defending World Champion Jessica Rhodes-Jones (GBR) renewing her title for the third consecutive year in a row, beating Lisanne Heemskerk-Immerzeel (NED) by 12 seconds with former world champion Laura Simenc (SLO) in third at 23 seconds.
A small break because of a crash started the second wave of participants with all men competing from eldest backwards.
Brian Lewis (GBR) was fastest in the M85 category and the first World Champion to pull on the the coveted rainbow jersey.
Marcel Eve (FRA) was fastest in the M80 category beating Robert McGowan (GBR) and Herbert Lackner (AUT).
André Petipas (FRA) beated Ed Chamberlin (USA) by only 3 seconds to take the M75 title with John Horsburgh (AUS) in third. Petipas also won the granfondo on Friday.
In the M70 category, Paul Mowery (GBR) was fastest ahead of Gilles Pellet (FRA) in second for silver and Johann Taucher (AUT) in third for bronze.
The new M65 world champion was also Gran Fondo gold winner on Friday as Sylvan Adams (ISR), owner of the Israel Premier Tech team was 1m 4s faster than Javier Benet Fabregas (ESP) and outgoing world champion Gary Painter (USA).
Kevin Tye (GBR) was fastest in the M60 category beating Brendan Sullivan (USA) by 12 seconds and Mike Twelves (GBR) by 15 seconds to add another title to his track record.
World champion Richard Oakes (GBR) in the M55 category defended his title from Trento 2022, with road world champion Michael Schaeffer (GER) in second for silver and Robert Nunes (CRC) in third fro bronze.
The M50 rainbow jersey was for Girts Vevers (LAT), beating Raul Patino (ESP) and Richard Brook (GBR).
Andy Critchlow (GBR) was fastest in the M45 category beating road world champion Jone Ellingsen (NOR) and his compatriot Matthew Smith (GBR).
Simon Wilson (GBR) added another gold for the United Kingdoon with a large gap to Paul Kennedy (IRL) and Jeppe Heinfelt Tolboll (DEN). Wilson also rode the fastest overall time of the day, with an average speed of 50.5 km/h.
Michele Paonne (LIE) took a first ever title for the tiny little country of Liechtenstein, winning the M35 category, he was 13 seconds faster than Wojciech Szczepanik (POL) and 31 seconds faster than Jonny Allen (GBR).
The last gold was for Guillaume Seye (BEL) who won 18 seconds faster than Espen Helgesen (NOR) with Will Lowden (GBR) took the last medal of the day at 30 seconds in arrears.
Two riders got the double winning both the Road Race and Time Trial, Sylvan Adams and Andre Petipas in the M65 and M75 categories.
Full results can be checked on https://www.tissottiming.com/2023/gfowch