Yves Lampaert (BEL) goes to the top of the ranking after the second intermediate control. He is 1 second ahead of Bruno Armirail (FRA).
Andreas Leknessund (NOR) looks to be struggling a bit at the top of the climb. He is 34 seconds off Affini’s pace for virtual fifth place.
There are 28 riders left for the start of the World Championship time trial.
Yves Lampaert (BEL) arrives at the finish and is about to start his second lap.
And Bissegger has 20 km to go, he is now 11 seconds slower than the leader.
Yves Lampaert (BEL) is riding well and passes the first split five seconds slower than Affini.
The next wave starts in 20 minutes.
Stefan Bissegger (SUI) flies through the corners. He gives it his all, as usual in this event.
Danish rider Magnus Cort is gone. What a start he had at the start of the Tour de France this year. Every day they were outside the front in Denmark.
Bissegger looks motivated as he starts.
Leknessund, who rides for Team DSM, is gone. Nora will be followed by current European TT champion Stefan Bissegger (SUI).
And he ends up 3.7 seconds behind Plapp, who remains on the hot seat.
Affini is very close to Plapp’s time!
Neilson Powless (USA) is about to go.
Matteo Dal-cin (CAN) comes almost a minute behind. Affini is not too far off the mark.
And Plapp ends his effort with a time of 41:26, which will be a time to beat.
Bonello is 1 km to the finish line. He is the first rider to complete his ride.
Affini is starting to lose some time with Plapp. He is 1.7 seconds off the pace at the second checkpoint.
Plapp approaches the second intermediate checkpoint and sets the best time here. It only gets faster as the course goes on. It now averages 48.8 km/h.
Plapp caught his three minute man Vitalia Novakowskyi.
Next up is Alexander Smyth (MLT) who will be gone in about 15 minutes.
All riders from the first wave set off.
Affini currently averages 47.726 km/h.
But Affini beats Plapp’s time by just a few seconds on the first check.
Plapp passed the first time control with a time of 9:05, 12 seconds faster than Matteo Dal-cin (CAN).
Also in this wave is Edoardo Affini (ITA), who has not yet reached the first time control.
Plapp is almost at the top of the climb and flies through the intermediate control.
Now Luke Plapp (Aus) leaves the starting gate to great applause. He is the 2021 national champion in this discipline.
And our first rider is on the way. Daniel Bonello from Malta kicks things off.
51 riders are competing in today’s TT.
As in the women’s race, it’s a bit stormy at the start of the men’s TT.
Here are the top 5 riders to watch. Ganna and Evenepoel start as favorites alongside a number of podium contenders.
The first rider leaves in about 10 minutes.
And we are at the men’s elite time trial. It features two rounds with an ascent of 700 m and an average of 6.7 percent. For the first time, men and women race the same distance on the same day, a total of 34.3 km.
Hello and welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of Worlds 2022. Next up is the men’s elite time trial.
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