Canada’s lone representative in the TT is a very, very good cyclist who lives and trains here in Victoria. She’s a heckuva nice person, and a tremendous athlete, so I hope that if somehow someone sends this to her, that she doesn’t think I’m picking on her as an athlete. I am not.
Unfortunately, she clearly didn’t get a lot of help (or any help) from anyone with an understanding of positioning. Her chances at a podium finish were really over before she left the start house, and what’s such a shame is that they needn’t have been. From an ability level, she is a significantly better cyclist than what she showed. But she never had a chance.