Australia’s Dennis to defend time trial world title

AFP
September 16,2019

SYDNEY: Rohan Dennis has confirmed he will defend his time trial crown at cycling’s road race world championships in Britain after his abrupt withdrawal from the Tour de France mid-event.The...

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SYDNEY: Rohan Dennis has confirmed he will defend his time trial crown at cycling’s road race world championships in Britain after his abrupt withdrawal from the Tour de France mid-event.

The Australian, who won the 2018 title in Innsbruck, beating Dutch ace Tom Dumoulin, controversially threw in the towel at the start of the Peyresourde, the first of two climbs on the Tour de France’s 12th stage in July.

It was reported that Dennis and his Bahrain Merida team had been having disagreements over his equipment and skinsuit, but this has not been confirmed and Dennis declined to say why he called it quits. “What I did was pull out of a race, it’s been blown out of proportion so much that people have slammed me for being everything under the sun,” he told his local Adelaide Advertiser newspaper in his first comments since then.


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