Scotland’s Mark Stewart may have thwarted Cameron Meyer’s plan to take home a gold medal from the velodrome but the slim Aussie bounced back to take the individual time trial title on a hot day around the testing 37.8 kilometre circuit at Currumbin Beachfront. Taking silver was one of the remarkable brothers, 23 year-old Harry Tanfield, who finished 30 seconds behind the flying Meyer but two seconds ahead of Kiwi rower turned time tester, Hamish Bond.
There's a little breeze fluttering the trees, it's mild at 25 degrees but rain is forecast - chrono day.
The thing about a Tour time trial is that the conditions I have just described might prevail for first starter, at 11:10, F des J's Belorussian champion and lanterne rouge (now that Kenny has gone home) Yauheni Hutarovich.
But when Bert bumps that Trek down the ramp at 16:47, the conditions could be completely different.
There I was, sitting track side getting my Pez copy up to date and the BlackBerry rings - Viktor.
"I've just seen the stage from Qatar; Boasson Hagen punctured and the rest of them are nowhere to be seen!"
Eight kilometre TTT's don't cut much ice with Vik - best not tell him about that nice SKY notebook Gregor brought me back from the team launch.
Monday means two things at Copenhagen - the last washing of the race; and the handicap madison...