Tools and tricks of the pro mechanics
A close-up look at the Australian's purpose-built ride
Australian's 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo team bike
Winner of the 2015 Tour Down Under
Judith Arndt of Germany has a tidy position on her Scott Plasma although her helmet's not sitting that flush here. She's riding HED wheels with Continental clinchers (likely Grand Prix TT) older Dura Ace cranks perhaps for a narrower Q Factor, a Bio Racer skinsuit with textured upper arms and her bottom jockey wheel is larger (possibly a Berner) for reduced drivetrain resistance. Silver medal for the reigning world champ.
Rick Zabel on the long list for U23 road race
Judith Arndt will lead the German women in the World Championships next month in Valkenburg, Netherlands. The Bund Deutscher Radfahrer announced its long list of riders for the womens', U-23 and junior races.
The long list for the elite men was announced earlier.
As reigning time trial champion, Arndt will have an automatic starting place in that discipline. Germany may also send two more riders, and will choose amongst 2007 World time trial champion Hanka Kupfernagel, Mieke Kröger, Ina Teutenberg, and Trixi Worrack.
Seven Germanwomen may take to the start of the road race. The candidates are Arndt, Charlotte Becker, Sarah Düster, Claudia Häusler, Sara Lena Hofmann, Romy Kasper, Kupfernagel, Bianca Schnitzmeier, Teutenberg, and Worrack.
The best-known name on the U23 list is Rick Zabel, son of retired sprinter Erik Zabel. The younger Zabel, now with the Rabobank Continental team, finished fifth in the junior's road race in 2011.
U23 men, time trial, two starters: Michel Koch, Jasha Sütterlin, Jakob Steigmiller and Mario Vogt
U23 men, road race, five starters: Niklas Arndt, Emanuel Buchmann, Jan Dieteren, Michel Koch, Matthias Plarre, Theo Reinhardt, Jasha Sütterlin, Rick Zabel, and Ruben Zepunkte
Junior men, time trial, two starters: Jan Brockhoff, Arne Egner, Silvio Herklotz and Maximilian Schachmann
Junior men, road race, six starters: Yannik Acherberg, Jan Brockhoff, Phil Bauhaus, Nico Denz, Arne Egner, Silvio Herklotz, Maximilian Schachmann, and Tristan Wedler
Junior women, time trial, two starters: Anna Knauer, Corinna Lechner, Madelaine Ortmüller, Ann-Leonie Wiechmann
Junior women, road race, four starters: Anna Knauer, Corinna Lechner, Madelaine Ortmüller, Tanjana Paller, Gudrun Stock, and Ann-Leonie Wiechmann