Steve Cummings in China

greenjersey was surprised by Steve Cummings’s great ride in the Olympic time trial but I shouldn’t have been. Just check out the result of the final TT in this year’s Giro. After that ride nobody should have been in any doubt about his ability against the watch. Steve hails from Wirral like Chris Boardman, it must be something in the water.

1 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team High Road                              32.45 (52.213 km/h)
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team High Road                                0.07
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   0.10
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team High Road                            0.13
5 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                 0.22
6 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle                            0.24
7 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
8 Steven Cummings (GBr) Barloworld
9 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Astana                                     0.31
10 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                      0.33
11 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                          0.39
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld
13 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle                         0.42
14 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems
15 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes                              0.47
16 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   0.50
17 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                0.52
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                   0.56
19 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Française des Jeux                    1.01
20 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                     1.04
21 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) LPR Brakes                              1.06
22 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                        1.08
23 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                    1.26
24 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                    1.27
25 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                   1.29

Don't forget that two days earlier Steve had finished a 6hr 45min stage in fourth place.

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