Time trial family celebrations: Hayter brothers take UK titles, Matthias and Emma Norsgaard cheer in Denmark


On Wednesday, a few other countries also competed for the national time trial titles. In Denmark and Great Britain it even became a family celebration.

Werner Bourlez

Ethan Hayter fulfilled his favorite role in the Scottish Dumfries. He was crowned British time trial champion by more than a minute over Daniel Bigham. Bronze went to James Shaw, ex-Lotto-Soudal. A few hours earlier, Leo Hayter had already won the U23 title. Leo is Ethan’s younger brother and won the Baby Giro two weeks ago. He drives for Hagens Berman Axeon, the American team of Axel Merckx. The women’s title went to Pfeiffer Georgi.

There was also a family party in Denmark. Mathias Norsgaard (Team Movistar) knocked out Magnus Cort by seven seconds. Mads Pedersen was fourth. In the women’s race, Emma Bjerg-Norsgaard, Mathias’ sister and wife of Norwegian Mikkel Bjerg, won.

In Switzerland, in the absence of top players Stefan Küng and Stefan Bissegger, Joel Suter (UAE Emirates) was the best, ahead of Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl). Elena Hartmann won in the women’s competition. In France, defending champion Remi Cavagna (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) surprisingly gave up on Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ). Benjamin Thomas took bronze. In the women’s race, Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo) won.

In Slovenia, Matej Mohoric took the title. Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar did not participate. Nevertheless, Pogacar was allowed to cheer because his fiancée Urska Zigart won in the women’s competition. In Austria Plantur-Pura was allowed to celebrate. Christina Schweinberger actually beat Olympic road champion Anna Kiesenhofer.

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