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Bobridge sheds the pounds for World title

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Jack Bobridge (Australia)

Jack Bobridge (Australia) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Jack Bobridge (Australia) flying on his way to the Under-23 World time trial title

Jack Bobridge (Australia) flying on his way to the Under-23 World time trial title (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Jack Bobridge was an emotional winner of the men’s Under-23 World time trial Championship. The 20-year old Australian, who will ride for Garmin-Slipstream in 2010, revealed afterwards that his tearful reaction owed to there being "quite a bit of pressure" on him before the race.

"There was no discussion about team stuff," said Bobridge. "I had a good chat with him in Adelaide, and I think I caught his eye in the race [in which Bobridge was one of the main aggressors]. I always have good form early season because of the track Worlds. But for him to recognise and notice me as an up-and-coming talent, it’s fantastic, and gives me awesome motivation."