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Ponferrara World Road Championships 2014 – Juniors & Women. Jonas Bokeloh & Pauline Ferrand-Prevot


I hate to keep moaning about these Worlds, but …

There’s no way you can get from the two K to go sign at the foot of the final descent and up onto the climb.

Barriers, tapes, police, volantarios (volunteer janitors) – grim !

A man who can’t walk the course ends up in too many bars.

But on a positive note, I met Abdou, today.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Djamolidin Abdoujaparov looking chilled. Photo©Ed Hood

He still looks like you wouldn’t mess with him, although his English is good and he does smile a lot. ‘Sometimes I help teams and sometimes I do nothing!’ He’s promised us an interview – let’s hope so.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Jonas Bokeloh (Germany) emerged victorious in the junior men’s road race at the world championships in Ponferrada. Photo©Ed Hood

The junior race was mad – crashes aplenty but a good finish with the big German lad Bokeloh too fast for everyone.

The wee Russian Alexandr Kulikovskiy who was second looks ‘well hard’ – he’d get no lip from anyone in a chip shop in Whitburn.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Alexandr Kulikovskiy, well ‘ard. Photo©Ed Hood

Kuurne winner, James Shaw made the top 20 for GB after having been in the right place most of the time, missing the encounters with the tar.

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Huge screens help everyone keep up-to-date. Photo©Ed Hood

The Ladies race, well, I hate to neg. but I can tell you that for the first five laps there was only one lass off the front on one lap, when they passed me.

For five laps it was a procession; simply not a good advertisement for those argue for ‘parity.’

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
The womens’ peloton pass, todos juntos. Photo©Ed Hood

Anthony McCrossan made a good fist of ‘speaking’ – but you could almost hear him thinking ‘do something, someone, anything, please !

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The bunch’s view of the finishing straight. Photo©Ed Hood

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Marianne Vos has a tremendous record at the World Championships, but she’s not on her best form here. Photo©Ed Hood

I can never understand why there aren’t more attacks in ladies’ racing – if it comes down to a sprint then only a very limited number of the field have any chance.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Dutch fans patiently await the women’s peloton to pass. Photo©Ed Hood

The race was the last lap but I couldn’t figure the tactics, when a girl would jump away on the long drag out of town, rather than go across solo, the girls who countered would drag others across.

And in the finale when the four were away, it was madness to look at each other as they did when well inside the red kite.

If any one of them had gone then the others would have responded and fourth was the worst any of them would have finished.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot wins the sprint from German Lisa Brennauer and Emma Johansson (Sweden). Photo©Ed Hood

Lizzie’s Team – Sky/GB; it never seems like fun, when you’re on the outside looking in at the regime there are droves of ‘helpers’ but it all seems as if everyone is on edge, nervous, worried with no ‘buzz’ at all.

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You go girl! Photo©Ed Hood

The US girls, whilst a wee bit too ‘way to go‘ for my tastes were smiling, joking and looking forward to their race – and the Swedish girls sat chatting and smiling in the sun.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
The Swedish girls appear relaxed before the start. Photo©Ed Hood

And let’s not talk about ‘focus’ or ‘winners’ – the US tried hard, the Swedes were on the podium and GB weren’t.

“But when you analyse the performance in the context of stepping stones on the road to Rio, the right boxes have all been ticked.”


On a happier note, I have to say I’m impressed with the prices of beer and cafe con leche in Ponferrada – €1:50 and €1:00 respectively.

No complaints there – and I need one of those coffees right now.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Marianne Vos’ power gear. Photo©Ed Hood

It’s 07:00 Sunday as I write this, en route the start, one of the French team trucks has just passed us.

Might it be their day?

Chava up the road, then Gallopin with Bouhanni to complete the job?

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
More French celebrations tomorrow for the Elite Men? Photo©Ed Hood

On the subject of Nacer, his wee brother Rayane was in tears after the junior race, yesterday – he was here to win.

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Rayane Bouhanni thought today was for him. Photo©Ed Hood

Belgium have Boonen, Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet; Italy have Aru, Nibali and Colbrelli; Australia Gerrans and Matthews; the home nation, Valverde.


One of the Yates Bruvs top ten is the best we can hope for; ‘Swifty?’ – I can’t see it but I’d be happy to wrong on that one.

Tortilla, cafe con leche and the world’s biggest one day race are calling.

I’ll tell you about it tomorrow, meanwhile …

Ve con Dios.

Results - World Road Championships, Junior Men and Women

Junior Men

1 Jonas Bokeloh (Germany) 3:07:00
2 Alexandr Kulikovskiy (Russian Federation)
3 Peter Lenderink (Netherlands)
4 Edoardo Affini (Italy)
5 Magnus Klaris (Denmark)
6 Izidor Penko (Slovenia)
7 Lucas Eriksson (Sweden)
8 Lorenzo Fortunato (Italy)
9 Léo Danes (France)
10 Sjoerd Bax (Netherlands)
11 Jordi Warlop (Belgium)
12 Wilmar Paredes (Colombia)
13 Emiel Planckaert (Belgium)
14 Gino Mäder (Switzerland)
15 Moritz Fußnegger (Germany)
16 James Shaw (Great Britain)
17 Masahiro Ishigami (Japan)
18 Mitchell Cornelisse (Netherlands)
19 Christian Koch (Germany)
20 Martin Schäppi (Switzerland)
21 Aurélien Paret-Peintre (France)
22 Pascal Eenkhoorn (Netherlands)
23 Jonas Gregaard (Denmark)
24 Jai Hindley (Australia)
25 Senne Leysen (Belgium)
26 Benjamin Brkic (Austria)
27 Michael Storer (Australia)
28 Mark Padun (Ukraine)
29 Ward Jaspers (Belgium)
30 Stepan Kurianov (Russian Federation)
31 Andrej Petrovski (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
32 Vincenzo Albanese (Italy)
33 Hampus Anderberg (Sweden) 0:00:08
34 James Thompson (Australia) 0:00:12
35 Tamirlan Tassymov (Kazakhstan) 0:00:16
36 Zeno Caminada (Switzerland) 0:00:20
37 Kevin Geniets (Luxembourg) 0:00:37
38 Øyvind Skog (Norway) 0:00:38
39 Pavel Sivakov (Russian Federation)
40 Jaime Restrepo (Colombia) 0:01:10
41 Filippo Ganna (Italy)
42 Maxim Satlikov (Kazakhstan) 0:01:33
43 Rayane Bouhanni (France) 0:01:44
44 Michael O’loughlin (Ireland)
45 Alexander Fåglum Karlsson (Sweden)
46 Aleksander Vlasov (Russian Federation)
47 Patrick Haller (Germany)
48 Yuriy Chsherbinin (Kazakhstan)
49 Mario Spengler (Switzerland)
50 Philip O’donnell (United States Of America)
51 Jan Maas (Netherlands)
52 Zeke Mostov (United States Of America)
53 Sasu Halme (Finland)
54 Miguel Angel Ballesteros (Spain)
55 Pierre Idjouadienne (France)
56 Riccardo Verza (Italy) 0:01:48
57 Gotzon Martín (Spain) 0:03:36
58 Juraj Bellan (Slovakia)
59 Rocco Fuggiano (Italy) 0:03:38
60 Eddie Dunbar (Ireland) 0:03:51
61 Nicola Conci (Italy) 0:03:57
62 Žan Jerkic (Slovenia) 0:04:23
63 Ivan Venter (South Africa)
64 Erlend Blikra (Norway) 0:04:44
65 Rodrigo Dos Santos Quirino (Brazil) 0:04:46
66 Hartthijs De Vries (Netherlands) 0:04:55
67 Matthew Gibson (Great Britain) 0:05:04
68 Jose Gerardo Ulloa (Mexico) 0:05:41
69 Diego Pablo Sevilla (Spain) 0:05:44
70 Jesper Schultz (Denmark) 0:06:19
71 Pavlo Bondarenko (Ukraine) 0:06:33
72 Anders Hardahl (Denmark) 0:06:36
73 Gustaf Andersson (Sweden) 0:07:05
74 Gustav Basson (South Africa)
75 Marcel Neuhauser (Austria)
76 Javier Montoya (Colombia)
77 Niklas Larsen (Denmark)
78 Tom Wirtgen (Luxembourg)
79 Keigo Kusaba (Japan) 0:08:22
80 David Gaudu (France) 0:08:27
81 Casper Pedersen (Denmark) 0:08:40
82 Jean-Simon D’anjou (Canada) 0:09:44
83 Patrick Gamper (Austria) 0:09:48
84 Grigoriy Shtein (Kazakhstan)
85 Peeter Pung (Estonia)
86 Abderrahim Zahiri (Morocco)
87 Petr Rikunov (Russian Federation)
88 Gorazd Per (Slovenia)
89 Matic Veber (Slovenia)
90 Martin Palm (Belgium)
91 Adrien Costa (United States Of America) 0:09:56
92 Stephen Shanahan (Ireland)
93 William Barta (United States Of America) 0:10:14
94 Syver Waersted (Norway) 0:11:35
95 Tobias Foss (Norway)
96 Derek Gee (Canada) 0:12:09
97 Patryk Solinski (Poland)
98 El Mehdi Chokri (Morocco) 0:12:54
99 Graeme Ockhuis (South Africa) 0:15:01
100 Xavier Cañellas (Spain) 0:15:22
101 Konstyantyn Ashurov (Ukraine)
102 Torjus Sleen (Norway)
103 Alisher Zhumakan (Kazakhstan)
104 Juan Francisco Villalobos (Mexico) 0:15:24
105 Sven Reutter (Germany)
106 Arturs Belevics (Latvia) 0:16:56
107 Emil Dima (Romania) 0:18:10
108 Jack Maddux (United States Of America) 0:18:23
109 Onur Balkan (Turkey) 0:19:33
110 Stephen Williams (Great Britain) 0:23:45
DNF Jonathan Brown (United States Of America)
DNF Ben Ganon (Israel)
DNF Pier-André Côté (Canada)
DNF Aleksandrs Rublevskis (Latvia)
DNF Valters Cakšs (Latvia)
DNF Islam Mansouri (Algeria)
DNF Zoheir Benyoub (Algeria)
DNF Daniel Martínez (Colombia)
DNF Jaume Suredia (Spain)
DNF Lennard Kämna (Germany)
DNF Keisuke Nakamura (Japan)
DNF David Zverko (Slovakia)
DNF Orluis Aular (Venezuela)
DNF Dilmurdjon Siddikov (Uzbekistan)
DNF Nathan Draper (Great Britain)
DNF Rui Filipe Alves (Portugal)
DNF Ridion Kopshti (Albania)
DNF Facundo Crisafulli (Argentina)
DNF Gabriel Cullaigh (Great Britain)
DNF Dzmitry Zhyhunou (Belarus)
DNF Roman Lehky (Czech Republic)
DNF Ladislav Kniha (Slovakia)
DNF Huynh Thanh Tung (Vietnam)
DNF Adrián Jaramillo (Ecuador)
DNF Dawid Adamczyk (Poland)
DNF Lucian Buga (Romania)
DNF Marco-Tapio Niemi (Finland)
DNF Damien Touzé (France)
DNF André Carvalho (Portugal)
DNF Dusan Rajovic (Serbia)
DNF Dylan O’brien (Ireland)
DNF Ismael Cárdenas (Venezuela)
DNF Damian Slawek (Poland)
DNF Salvador Martínez (El Salvador)
DNF Kristian Zimany (Slovakia)
DNF Amine Ahmed Galdoune (Morocco)
DNF Nico Selenati (Switzerland)
DNF Yam Poliak (Israel)
DNF Edward Walsh (Canada)
DNF Brian Carro (Uruguay)
DNF Elgun Alizada (Azerbaijan)
DNF Luka Cotar (Slovenia)
DNF Alexei Piashkun (Belarus)
DNF Itmar Einhorn (Israel)
DNF Dániel Móricz (Hungary)
DNF Tiago Antunes (Portugal)
DNF Bruno Kristic (Croatia)
DNF Daiki Magosaki (Japan)
DNF Mohamed Imam (Egypt)
DNF Akramjon Sunnatov (Uzbekistan)
DNF Andre Eduardo Gohr (Brazil)
DNF Ekke-Kaur Vosman (Estonia)
DNF Norman Vahtra (Estonia)
DNF Kanan Gahramanli (Azerbaijan)
DNF Jose Yustiz (Venezuela)
DNF Ismail Bouricha (Algeria)
DNF Jon Bozic (Slovenia)
DNF Gergö Gönczi (Hungary)
DNF Marius Skjolden (Norway)
DNF Nikolay Ilichev (Russian Federation)
DNF Ilyass Rabihi (Morocco)
DNF Daire Feeley (Ireland)
DNF Niklas Henttala (Finland)
DNF Alihan Demirbag (Turkey)
DNF Francisco Lara (Mexico)
DNF Youssef Helal (Egypt)
DNF Enzo Lujan (Argentina)
DNF Larry Valvasori (Luxembourg)
DNF Gordian Banzer (Liechtenstein)
DNF Alexis Alarcon (Chile)
DNF Mustafa Erikçi (Turkey)
DNF Dmitriy Ponkratov (Uzbekistan)
DNF Anton Ivashkin (Belarus)
DNF Lucas Hamilton (Australia)
DNF Realdo Ramaliu (Albania)
DNF Steff Crass (Belgium)
DNF Dušan Kalaba (Serbia)


1 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) 3:29:21
2 Lisa Brennauer (Germany)
3 Emma Johansson (Sweden)
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Italy)
5 Tiffany Cromwell (Australia)
6 Shelley Olds (United States Of America)
7 Elizabeth Armitstead (Great Britain)
8 Linda Melanie Villumsen (New Zealand)
9 Hanna Solovey (Ukraine)
10 Marianne Vos (Netherlands)
11 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)
12 Evelyn Stevens (United States Of America) 0:00:03
13 Rossella Ratto (Italy)
14 Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy)
15 Claudia Häusler (Germany) 0:00:06
16 Audrey Cordon (France) 0:00:41
17 Chantal Blaak (Netherlands)
18 Paulina Brzezna (Poland)
19 Malgorzta Jasinska (Poland)
20 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (South Africa)
21 Elena Kuchinskaya (Russian Federation)
22 Eri Yonamine (Japan)
23 Doris Schweizer (Switzerland)
24 Rachel Neylan (Australia)
25 Flavia Oliveira (Brazil)
26 Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spain)
27 Sofie De Vuyst (Belgium) 0:00:47
28 Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukraine)
29 Eleonora Van Dijk (Netherlands)
30 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spain)
31 Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)
32 Trixi Worrack (Germany)
33 Lucinda Brand (Netherlands)
34 Kelly Druyts (Belgium) 0:01:10
35 Serika Guluma Ortiz (Colombia)
36 Jessenia Meneses (Colombia) 0:01:24
37 Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) 0:02:41
38 Annie Last (Great Britain) 0:03:06
39 Julie Leth (Denmark)
40 Maaike Polspoel (Belgium)
41 Lauren Hall (United States Of America) 0:05:30
42 Emilie Moberg (Norway) 0:05:46
43 Elise Delzenne (France)
44 Amélie Rivat (France)
45 Polona Batagelj (Slovenia)
46 Špela Kern (Slovenia)
47 Megan Guarnier (United States Of America)
48 Katrin Garfoot (Australia)
49 Sara Mustonen (Sweden) 0:05:51
50 Alexandra Burchenkova (Russian Federation)
51 Anastasiya Chulkova (Russian Federation)
52 Mayuko Hagiwara (Japan)
53 Charlotte Becker (Germany)
54 Sari Saarelainen (Finland) 0:08:38
55 Elena Cecchini (Italy) 0:08:45
56 Sabrina Stultiens (Netherlands) 0:11:06
57 Carlee Taylor (Australia) 0:11:44
58 Verónica Leal Balderas (Mexico)
59 Paz Bash (Israel) 0:12:28
DNF Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Brazil)
DNF An-Li Pretorius (South Africa)
DNF Anna Christian (Great Britain)
DNF Stephanie Pohl (Germany)
DNF Hannah Barnes (Great Britain)
DNF Susanna Zorzi (Italy)
DNF Alison Powers (United States Of America)
DNF Amy Pieters (Netherlands)
DNF Iris Slappendel (Netherlands)
DNF Sara Olsson (Sweden)
DNF Valentina Scandolara (Italy)
DNF Daiva Tuslaite (Lithuania)
DNF Lija Laizane (Latvia)
DNF Katazina Sosna (Lithuania)
DNF Jacqueline Hahn (Austria)
DNF Ewelina Szybiak (Poland)
DNF Desiree Ehrler (Switzerland)
DNF Tatiana Antoshina (Russian Federation)
DNF Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)
DNF Tayler Wiles (United States Of America)
DNF Lotta Lepistö (Finland)
DNF Joanne Kiesanowski (New Zealand)
DNF Eline Gleditsch Brustad (Norway)
DNF Aude Biannic (France)
DNF Romy Kasper (Germany)
DNF Loren Rowney (Australia)
DNF Kseniya Tuhai (Belarus)
DNF Emilie Aubry (Switzerland)
DNF Lex Albrecht (Canada)
DNF Nicole Hanselmann (Switzerland)
DNF Martina Ritter (Austria)
DNF Linda Indergand (Switzerland)
DNF Linnea Sjöblom (Sweden)
DNF Reta Trotman (New Zealand)
DNF Dana Rožlapa (Latvia)
DNF Kathryn Bertine SKN
DNF Liisa Ehrberg (Estonia)
DNF Daniela Reis (Portugal)
DNF Mia Radotic (Croatia)
DNF Barvara Fasoh (Greece)
DNF Alice Barnes (Great Britain)
DNF Lucy Garner (Great Britain)
DNF Corinna Lechner (Germany)
DNF Eugénie Duval (France)
DNF Lavinia Nicoleta Rolea (Romania)
DNF Alena Amialiusik (Belarus)
DNF Eugenia Bujak (Poland)
DNF Roxane Knetemann (Netherlands)
DNF Heidi Dalton (South Africa)
DNF Antonela Ferencic (Croatia)
DNF Milda Jankauskaite (Lithuania)
DNF Ana Teresa Casas Bonilla (Mexico)
DNF Veronika Kormos (Hungary)
DNF Liisi Rist (Estonia)
DNF Diána Szurominé Pulsfort (Hungary)
DNF Shani Bloch (Israel)
DNF Ursa Pintar (Slovenia)
DNF Alexandra Nessmar (Sweden)
DNF Annelies Van Doorslaer (Belgium)
DNF Miriam Bjørnsrud (Norway)
DNF Jessie Daams (Belgium)
DNF Oxana Kozonchuk (Russian Federation)
DNF Anna Plichta (Poland)
DNF Joelle Numainville (Canada)
DNF Lizzie Williams (Australia)
DNF Ann-Sofie Duyck (Belgium)
DNF Leah Kirchmann (Canada)
DNF Thalita De Jong (Netherlands)
DNF Mara Abbott (United States Of America)
DNF Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada)
DNF Anastasiia Iakovenko (Russian Federation)
DNF Martina Sablikova (Czech Republic)
DNF Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spain)
DNF Emily Collins (New Zealand)
DNF Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Brazil)


Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.

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