Michael Blaudzun Snatches 10th place in World Championship Time Trial


On the hilly route around the Monsanto Park in Lisbon, Bladzun produced a magnificent time trial. He finished the 38,7 km. long route about 2 minutes slowlier than the winner, Jan Ullrich. The CSC Tiscali rider was 25 seconds away from 7th place.

”I’m proud. Today, I was up against all the big names in their best form. I’m very satisfied. This is what I came for”, an emotional Michael Blaudzun said after having rested a bit in the Danish camp. Three weeks ago, Blaudzun also came in 10th in the GP des Nations, but the competition was significantly stronger today.

Brian Holm, leader of the Danish World Championship elite team, was also satisfied. “It was a brilliant performance by Michael. It´s a great start for the professional riders. This takes some of the pressure away from the team”.