Sunday, 31 October 2010

Reviewed - Bont Commuter Two

Bont are well known for their high-end, thoroughbred race shoes, which are worn by some of the fastest bike riders on earth. But what you may now know is that they also make the fastest commuter shoes on Earth - the Commuter Two.

Ok, so maybe that's an oxymoron, I guess no shoe is gonna get you to work on time if you sleep late or get stuck at a few red lights - so we'll skip to the meat. First and foremost - from our point that is; forget the name "Commuter". Our commute is from the bedroom to the office, so it's hardly applicable to us. We got hold of a pair of these shoes because we'd stumbled across them on the Bont website, and they looked like a great high-end and multi-purpose riding shoe, that you can also walk a little in without sounding like a tap dancer.
 The shoes are based Bont's "canoe" style monocoque carbon fiber sole, which literally moulds and cradles around the bottom of your feet, making sure they are fully harnessed, and there is no slopping around that could cause rubbing, and that there is no loss of power to pedal, a method used right through their range and which is unique to Bont. This is the main reason that the race shoes are so popular with purist racers - performance, it's delivered without the slack.
This moulding also translates to comfort; not only are the shoes made with Bont's heat moldable resin (which you can tweak at home, several times - to get the fit perfect), they are also available as a custom option - and we have to say our super big extra wide version are a perfect and snug fit - straight out of the box with no after treatment required, which is a rarity for someone with wider feet.

The soles are Bont's familiar "low stack' ultra rigid carbon fiber (meaning you may want to drop your saddle 2-3mm), and come with inserts for SPD stye cleats, and a roughened surface to let the plates grip (we have had issues with polished carbon and twisting plates in the past - but not here). There are several MTB style rubber treads on the soles, which are screwed on and replaceable - or even removable should you wish. The uppers are stylish and robust, and have three pull over straps - although the top strap is more of a flap than pull set up. Inside the shoes are neatly padded, and have Bont's memory foam insoles, which are very comfortable; all in all a great build quality.
What about the ride? I use SPD's no several of my bikes - including my touring/cross bike, and that's where these shoes were pitched from my point. Normally I use MTB shoes on this bike, so am used to a little "sloppy" feeling around my feet. Slip into these shoes and that feeling is gone, they deliver close on precision performance which is clearly derived from their pure race shoes - they are rigid, there's no slop or flex, no loss of power. It took a very short time to get used to this, as now I can feel the slop in the cleats and pedals too. These are precise shoes, which really would not be out of place in a road race - but with the added sole rubber you can walk short distances in them without slipping and clunking, and without damaging cleats.

The bottom line - These are great quality performance shoes, no bones there. They're ultra light, comfortable, durable and versatile. We'd position them as an ideal club/weekend or sportive shoe, where performance is welcomed, but you also need that laid back ability to walk through the cafe without looking like Bambi. For us these are ideal road-trip shoes, the MTB shoes are now permanently confined to real off-road!
NB - they have SPD style cleat fittings only

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Friday, 29 October 2010

Is this for real?

Tour d'Indonesia latest

A brief message from out man in the peleton nathan Dahlberg;

Last stage (yesterday) was cancelled due to the volcano eruption; we were supposed to go up it and that was hardest stage. Anyway,  also no really strong teams here so it's been a very open race and very hot this year - 40 degrees C and 100% humidity, so its hard in another way. 
Our CCN - Colossi team is doing well; we had a good TTT (2nd) and so far it's been largely tactical,  until now. But next 5 days I expect it will explode, although only flat long hot stages.

So far the race has been dominated by the Indon team Polygon, with Russian Sprinter Sergey Kudentsov taking stage wins and Hari Firianto holding the race lead, although the top 16 rider on GC are all within a minute of each other,

Riding with Liz

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Tour of Indonesia stage canclled

Today's stage 5 of the Tour of Indonesia has ben cancelled due to volcanic activity in the area. The stage was due to head into the city of Yogakarta, but was deemed unsafe so the riders get a rest day.
Racing will continue on Friday, and we'll here all about it after the race from our man in the saddle nathan Dahlberg, who was not only a double Tour de France rider - he also won the Indon tour a few years back, and is riding this year on very limited training.
This is the third race in the past few weeks to be effected by natural happenings; the Tour of Hainan lost a stage to floods, and the Taiwan Cup was canceled thanks to the extreme weather.

Cervelo Tour de France docu

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

How to bunny-hop

Crazy Asian rides

As we're in Sabah at the moment I thought we'd bring this to you - the story of my Mount Kinabalu bike trip, with a difference - don't try this at home :)

A few months earlier it had seemed like a good idea. Brave, foolhardy and bold yes, but somehow a good idea. Now, on a very early jungle morning in Borneo, it all seemed like a very bad idea indeed. What was that idea? To bike on the summit of this majestic mountain before me, naturally! I gazed up through the swirling mist towards the imposing grey and bare arsed peak of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain not only in Borneo, but all of this part of Asia. There it was, looking down and shaking its big grey pointed head at me. What the hell it was saying didn’t bare thinking about, but I can kinda guess!
It wasn’t my first encounter with this particular mountain. Earlier in the year I’d scaled it on foot, taking the traditional two days to summit and descend, which was pretty tough. At that time some kind of language thing had gotten in the way, which lead to me saying how cool it would be to bike on the summit – an unairly 4100 meters high. That set the wheels in motion, and much red tape later an official government letter arrived allowing me to attempt this feat; “Permission is hereby given to Mr Steve Thomas from England to carry his bicycle to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. However, Mr Steve Thomas is not allowed to use his bicycle on the mountain in such a way that he may endanger himself or other climbers.” Umm, now here I was, bike on my back and off on another ball breaking mission!

It turned out that ours was not to be the first ever bike trip to the summit – two Japanese had summited a couple of year’s back, taking a long two days to do so. And, as much as simply biking on the top was a task and reward in it’s self, the challenge now took on a new twist – we had to go one better, and the best way to do that was to do it faster.
At this point myself and my guide Maike, a local, really didn’t think that it was going to be possible to get to the top, let alone take any time out of the record. For the very fit and blessed with good weather, it is possible to summit and get back down in a very long day. But that’s travelling light – and without a bike. We on the other hand had a bike, a bag full of cameras, and all the gear required should we get stranded overnight, not exactly lightweight travel.
It was really quite daunting as we hit the base slopes of the climb. The pace was really high. We were basically running through the steeply stepped jungle clad lower slopes of the mountain. As we sweated onwards and upwards we passed a train of early morning porters, taking supplies up to the rest house. Next came the wave of descending climbers. Needless to say each and every one of them stopped and questioned in disbelief as to our antics and reasoning. You get sick of it after a while and come up with ridiculous answers – being lost is the easiest!
We’d got the trail all to ourselves now, and the going was seriously tough – I was already soaked through with sweat, and my limbs were pounding. We were approaching the scheduled overnight stop – and the clock hadn’t even reached mid day. It was crunch time. If we had it in us we could possibly summit and get back to the rest house before dark, but it was a long shot. Ten minutes later and we’d stripped to basics and were back on the summit trail. From here on in it gets really serious. The air gets thinner and thinner, and the trail gets steeper and tougher. A lowering mist made the going even harder – greasing the steep rocky trail.
Both of us were suffering, even Maike who climbs this peak twice a week! We were now down to using ropes, and passing the bike between us to avoid the risk of a long drop. We’d climbed so fast that my fuel tank was running on empty, and I was getting dizzy spells from the lack of air. The rain had set in, and we were frozen to the bone. My hands could hardly grip the ropes. The wrath of the mountain gods was lashing us hard for attempting such a feat. We sat for a few minutes “bodo, bodo (crazy)” I shook my head to Maike; he just nodded in agreement. But there was no way I was taking the safe option of heading back down and trying again at dawn – we were on to a possible new record here!
After a long and oxygen starved and roped crawl to a pre summit plateau so the clouds parted and we were rewarded with a dose of sunshine. We grinned like mad at each other  - it had all been worth it after all! Hurriedly we assembled the bike, and took the highest slick rock ride on the planet. What an amazing experience, riding through some of the thinnest air ever biked, high above the clouds, and in complete solitude. It was a very humbling experience, and one we’ll both remember for a long time to come.
Now we still had to summit. That final kilometre was really draining, but eventually we sat on the peak – complete with bike! All that was left to do was get back down without killing ourselves, and that wasn’t as easy as it sounds. We’d peaked in less than five hours, so logic says we should get down a whole lot faster – not so.

Descending vertical wet rock by ropes is no easy task – especially with a bike behind you. We more or less ran and slid the two hours back to the rest house, by which point I was almost unable to walk – my knees were shot. Once again it was decision time – be sensible and rest up for the night, or try and beat the dark to get home. With honour and a possible record at stake we hit the trail once more. Those final four hours were some of the most painful in my life. My knees and legs had completely gone; I was literally in tears, and was reduced to walking sideways, and using my butt to get down the final two hours. I really did not think I would make it.
As dusk crawled in the park gate came in to sight, at the top of a long flight of steps. At the gate the park staff had assembled, staying on after work, to see the “heroes”’ return. I just gritted my teeth and swallowed those final minutes of pain, and signed out in 10 hours 15 minutes, well and truly recording a new record for biking on Kinabalu!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Cheers Bernard Hinault! That's what they are really saying.. thanks Badger

Boy, how they've aged...

Taiwan Typhoon ends Taiwan Cup

The Taiwan Cup race scheduled for this weekend was due to feature Oscar Friere and Robert Hunter amongst others, but has been cancelled due to the devastating typhoon that is lashing the east of the island. There will be a "fun ride" on Sunday instead.

Verde BMX Hawaii Trip 2010 from Verde Bikes on Vimeo.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tech Wizard - bike packing

Most airlines require bikes to be either boxed or bagged for travel. A decent bike bag should set you back between US$100-$200 (which is well worthwhile should you be intending to use it more than once, or intend to use a train/bus too).
Basic bike boxes should be easily available for free from your local bike shop (although some like to charge for their waste disposal). These are cheap or free and offer good protection - but need to be folded down and rebuilt or stored at the other end (or simply trashed!). Hard bike cases offer good protection, but are a real pain to stash in the back of a hire car or hotel wardrobe. Major airlines also sell boxes, but they’re usually expensive.
For the pack down you’ll need relevant tools, maybe some pipe lagging/bubble wrap, a few zip ties/toe straps, a rag, some spare cardboard and duct tape. If you can get the plastic fork/rear end spacers from the local bike shop then all the better.

The break down

* Take off your pedals (carry in regular or hand luggage if possible - so they don’t get lost if bags open up and you save weight), and then either remove your seat post and saddle, or lower it to it’s minimum (if it doesn’t scratch the post this is best). Make sure the clamp is either lightly tightened or removed and carried safely.

* Remove wheels, deflate tyres (not too much as this can cause rim damage if the bag gets dropped). Take out the quick release skewers and tape them to the spokes, or stash safely in any bag pockets available. If you have plastic fork/rear triangle spacers then put them in to place.

* Remove the rear gear hanger and mech., and then tighten the hanger bolt so as not to lose it in transit. Wrap the mech. in bubble wrap of a rag and strap it between the rear stays, so that the hanger doesn't not get bent and the chain doesn’t slap around.

* Depending on the size of your bike and bag either; turn you stem sideways and turn your bars downwards and under the top tube on the chain side (padding the top tube and strapping the bars against it, or if the bag is too small remove the bars and strap them in that position (try to leave stem on or at worse strap/zip tie your forks and head set together to prevent and loss of headset parts etc.

* Turn cranks parallel and pad the bottom of the chaining. Add foam padding to the main tubes and anywhere else likely to get scratched in transit.

* For disc brakes be sure to put a tight slice of cardboard between the pads – to keep them open. Remove the disks and either super pad them – or put them safely in to your checked luggage.

* If you are using a box then place the bike inside, chaining downwards, and then put in both wheels, one to the front (both chain side), and the other towards the back of the bike 

Globe decade

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The 2011 Tour de France hilly bits

The route map

Tour de France 2011 route

New Red Bull Rampage DVD preview

Great Asian Ride - Islamabad, Pakistan

Former Tour de France rider Nathan Dahlberg brings another of his favourite "epic" rides to Bikenewsasia....

Islamabad to Thanidani Mountain via the Gali Range
Ride type. Epic road bike mountain ride - equivalent to the toughest mountain stage of the Tour de France!
Altitude; ranges from 500-meters to 2700-meters. Total climbing 5000 plus meters.
Recommended gearing; 39x27 - at least. Steepest gradients up to 10% .

This is an epic ride over climbing a major mountain pass followed by a series of rollers (3-4 km long), all at high altitude, with a final up a hors category climb to finish. Although the ride is only 160-kms in length, expect a ride time for the very fit athlete (with a following car to carry baggage) of 8-9-hours – with panniers closer to 12-hours. The roads are in excellent condition but quite busy coming out of Islamabad, the rest of the way is very lightly trafficked. 
After Muree there are several villages along the route, which by Pakistani standards is relatively unpopulated. The villages offer food and water but are generally very limited. In Muree and on the way to Galis (which were old English hill stations from the days when Rawalpindi – Islamabad’s sister city was the capital of India) there are many guesthouses, many offering Gali’s own fantastic views of the Himalayas to one side and Islamabad and the Punjab plains to the other. Stopping overnight here will to allow the ride to be broken in two.

Starting in Islamabad you head almost due north to Muree – this is a fairly busy section of undulating 4-lane road for 20-kms, but when you arrive at the toll gates take the old Muree road rather than taking the new 4-lane highway (there are also beautiful rides up to Muree in the east which are paved and west unpaved on narrow country roads for the more intrepid traveler.).

Here the roads narrows into 2-lanes for most of the 40-km long climb up to Muree. The climb is heavily populated with small forest breaking the roadside into separate villages, and a constant chorus of melodious horns blaring as brightly colored and heavily decorated bus’s trucks and vans pass one either way up the climb. The climb itself is generally only 4-5% but with a few sections around the 7-8% mark climbing to just over 2000-meters, this is a beautiful climb and descent in itself.
Eventually by staying on the main Muree road you arrive at what is basically a T-junction; although Muree itself is a small city of different hill stations each with individual branch routes off the main road. The T-junction looks out over a mountain wall, and in the distance you will see fluffy white clouds on the horizon, this is the first glimpse of the Himalayas. Turn left at the junction (right takes one down to Muzaffarabad) and descend for about 6-kms, which takes you back down to 1800-meters.
From here the climb begins to Changa Gali at 2650-meters and it is one tough climb!! For the first 3-kms the road pitches up steeply through the forest to the village of Karia Gali, which is a real little tribal bizarre and full of cake shops to restock on food supplies before the epic ahead. For about 1-km the road barely climbs out of the village, and then the final 6-km up to Changa Gali begins. At this moment you seem to warp out of Pakistan into the Swiss Alps; with mountains, forest, all covered in snow for much of the year round. Going up to 2650-meters there are a series of rolling climbs and descents. The ride weaves up and down the “different” Galis. This 30-km stretch (along the top section) must rank as one of the finest “alpine” rides on the planet.
Finally, at Bari Gali, the road begins its true descent towards Abbotabad – eventually becoming an incredibly steep and sinuous downhill, with switchback after switchback in fast succession descending back down to 1200-meters. Just as you enter the busy world of mainstream Pakistani life in Abbotabad (about 5kms from the town center) take a hard right and begin the climb to Thanidani.
Just as the Galis are among the most beautiful “alpine” rides in the world, Thanidani must rank as one of the most beautiful climbs. Climbing almost exactly 1500-meters (1175 to 2670) in just under 28-kms, but with a 3-km descent after 11-kms it is also a tough climb but usually at a very steady 7-8% gradient.
The first 11-kms takes you through the whole variety of Pakistani human life; from busy and noisy city at the base through to mountain villages. Finally in the last 14-kms (climbing almost exactly 1000-meters) you weave a zigzag route through increasingly alpine dense forest with only the bells of goats to remind you that mountain shepherds are still up there somewhere.
Towards the top of this lone mountain you break out into  alpine scenery and a world of snowy mountains surround you, in all directions, with the Himalayas seemingly very close now.
There are a few guesthouses here, or in summer you could camp on the mountain top, however after such an epic 160-kms you may wish to indulge in the 35-km descent back down Thanidani to Abbotabad, which is just as perfect on the way down as up - all the curves have been well engineered for smooth cornering. The more intrepid traveler could take a left just 3-kms down and descend a dirt road to Muzaffarabad an even bigger downhill!!

Once arriving in Abbotabad take care not to be mugged by curious locals all insisting you come and have Chai or milk tea with them!! – You will never get away.

The Devinci Code....

2011 Devinci Dixon Promo from andre nutini on Vimeo.

2011 Devinci Wilson Promo from andre nutini on Vimeo.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Tour of Hainan stage 7

A real fixie hardcase

SEABASE vs STELVIO from YUHZIMI Ltd. on Vimeo.

Giro di Lombardia 2010

Want to ride a brand new Neilpryde bike?

Nelipryyde bikes are asking for applications to one of the first to ride their bikes - basically you have to simply love cycling, ride a lot, be able to share your experiences with others, and if you're one of the lucky applicants they'll kit you out for the year!
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BMX disaster kills

The original face of Columbian cycling, Lucho..

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Hainan noon

Today's stage 6 of the Tour of Hainan was cancelled due to seriously bad weather conditions. Hopefully the race will resume tomorrow. Hainan ha suffered monsoonal rains and floods during the past 2 weeks, which have destroyed many communities, although the race escaped the worse of these - until today.

Bananas, a super-food for cyclists

Put to the test - Rapha Team bib shorts

There's no doubt about it - a decent pair of shorts should be a priority on every cyclists investment list, as should looking after them. Badly cut, poor quality, or bacteria clogging shorts can only lead to rather unpleasant consequences - not to mention a rough ride; and you certainly don't want to stash a slab of raw steak down them like they used to in the good old days of saddle sores.
One name that has rapidly become associated with the best and most stylish bike gear on the market is Rapha,  a company well known for their jerseys and other wear, but a little less so beneath the waist, which is why we took a pair of Rapha Condor Team bib shorts out for a ride; well - it turned into a few weeks of riding to be honest, just to make sure of a few things - because like many things Rapha these shorts are a little bit different to your average bum tubes.

Out of the neat Rapha pack and they look great, modestly adorning their team sponsor's names, and the familiar pink and white flash. A run of the fingers across the letter shows seemingly old style flock vinyl lettering - it looks good, but way back in the day this kind of lettering was often sent out and ironed on stuff at home, and promptly cracked and peeled - no sign of that with these yet, and we're sure they've been long term tested by the Rapha team - but we'll report back in a few months to be sure of the durability of the lettering.

From the outside they look like a nice quality pair of shorts - made in Italy from decent Lycra style material,  with tape leg grippers, quite pronounced seams and a nice black mesh bib, with 3 rear radio pockets. Turn them inside out and you'll find a Cytech chamois style pad, all black, very soft - and also very big, and with a centre seam stitching, which is not common on high end shorts.
When pulling on the shorts the first thing you notice is that the padding does feel big. It has a larger thin layer around the centre pad, which is designed to reduce saddle side chaffing, although we're not so sure on that one. Pull on the bibs, and you can hardly feel the upper body - it really is an ultra comfortable bib.
On the bike and these really do feel surprisingly comfortable, although we had to ride them for some time to really get used to the feel of the padding, and to be honest we still figure it's a little excessive - but there is no denying that they are a quality and comfortable pair of shorts.

The bottom line - we had to take some time to get used to these shorts - they are a bit different. For sure they are comfortable, a bit stodgy off the bike, and we'd like to see how things work out on durability. At GBP145 they are expensive shorts, time will tell if they're good value or not, we'll report back in a few months.

For details go to

Motel Works

Thursday, 14 October 2010

To mail order - or not to mail order, that is the question...

..By Will Taxappear...

It's a question that holds a strange balance in many a mind, to order those discount bikes and bits from the far off land of Britain, or not. It's strange how it seems to have panned out in recent years - Britain becoming something of a cheap bikes and bits haven. I mean, I'm from there, and I sill can't work it out.

The biggest market place certainly isn't in the UK, it's in Europe and the US - and 80% of the stuff the UK online retailers offer is actually made in Asia, then shipped to the US/Europe, even Japan, and then sent on to the UK and sold back to many of us here in Asia and Australia - and beyond.  A pair of forks probably earns more air miles in a year than I do.

There have been many tax benefits and dumping policies etc to allow Asian manufacturers to trade more easily and competitively, but these are not usually meant to cover the higher end stuff (but some stuff can slip beneath the radar); plus - the UK is hardly a budget tax haven, except when it comes to bike bits.

Sure enough the bike Industry in Europe is far more structured than in Asia and some regions; major brands tend to have one major distributor, who rarely deals direct with the public, and therefore has more interest in helping his retailers which means less of a monopoly situation. But, whichever way you look at it there are some great bargains to be found at the online retailers in the UK - here's a few tips based on personal experience, read on and avoid a few of the potential pitfalls.

Once bikes and bits become last years models they are often discounted by amounts up to 50% online in the UK - this is hardly ever the case in Asia - where 3 year old Trek bikes can be found at the same price they were 3 years ago.

Last week I tried to buy a pair of Ultegra shifters in Asia - I was told it was a groupset or nothing - online I can even buy single shifters - and older models at almost half price, and the same goes for other bits and pieces - in general smaller orders (under 200GBP) that are not bulky to post can be real bargain buys. Postage can be heavy, so keep a check on the basket .

One big issue is the cost of potential import taxes and duty, which are just unreal at tomes. In Thailand it works out at 38% on the total cost - which includes the postage. Smaller Items can be sent in around 7-10 days by regular post; this is around 10-20GBP for a small parcel (maybe half a groupset or similar), and is far less likely to incur tax. I figure that about 60% of my regular post orders come through without charge - the others  carry anything from 10-38% duty.

When it comes to carriers such as Fedex and UPS - wow, they are not only more expensive, you can be 99.9% sure that you'll be charged a hefty 38% tax and duty - plus an import fee, which makes thins expensive, and it's a painful process having a pair of shoes in customs for a week, and having to produce and mail passport info etc - avoid this and take the risk - even split the orders!

This week we also received a pair of test shoes - and were charged US$80 in tax - even though there was no charge for there - ridiculous, and 6 days to clear customs. Last week a pair of shoes cost GBP22, but because the supplier would only send by UPS we had to pay the same amount in duty - otherwise they would simply be returned (plus GBP20 postage). Why do this you ask - size 47 shoes, they're like finding rocking horse droppings in Asia.

Is there a way around this? Yes, it you're careful - if you have a friend in the UK or EU then you can usually order and  send stuff post free (but pay UK tax). Then get them to strip them from the box and do way with invoices and tags, then send them to you regular post - as a gift, and with a minimal customs value of around GBP10. This is the best way with smaller/medium sized items - but we've only done this 4 times; 2 out of 4 times the UK friends put full RRP value on the custom sticker, and we got charged again - we did ask them not to do this, but they figured it would be safer this way, and it's kinda difficult to growl at them afterwards - one was a pair of my own road shoes, ended up costing me 80GBP to import ;) You know what they say about men with big feet - well, in Asia they say big tax.

As far as bikes go, it's real unlikely that they will slip through any net  - and if the size is wrong, or you have a problem - it's a long and expensive way to take them back..

So - keep it small and restrict to bargains, go via a friend if you can, and support a regular local retailer the rest of the time...

Terry Dactyl and The Dinousaurs

Three Peaks Cyclo Cross

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Commonwealth Games ITT results

Women's ITT

1  WHITTEN Tara Alice CAN 16:48.67  38:59.30 
2  VILLUMSEN Linda NZL 16:55.34  39:04.15 
3  SHAW Julia ENG 16:57.72  39:09.52 
4  RHODES Alexis AUS 17:06  39:22.54
5  HOLT Melissa NZL 17:11.72  39:22.96 
6  HOUVENAGHEL Wendy NIR 17:02.05 
7  WHITELAW Victoria AUS 17:18.49 40:05.47 
8  TROTT Emma ENG 17:16.57  40:19.52 
9  POOLEY Emma ENG 17:23.28  40:25.22 
10  SHANKS Alison NZL 17:20.92 40:30.71

Men's ITT (splits in brackets)

1  MILLAR David SCO 20:59.59   (1) 47:18.66 (1) 50.728 
2  DOWSETT Alex ENG 21:02.73   (2) 48:13.48 (2) +54.82 49.767 
3  DURBRIDGE Luke AUS 21:09.55   (3) 48:19.22 (3) +1:00.56 49.668 
4  HUTCHINSON Michael NIR 21:31.65   (5) 49:32.90 (4) +2:14.24 48.437 
5  FROOME Christopher ENG 21:45.18  ( 7) 49:38.83 (5) +2:20.17 48.341 
6  DENNIS Rohan AUS 21:30.57  (4) 50:21.56 (6) +3:02.90 47.657 
7  BELL Zachary CAN 22:03.52  ( 9) 50:35.42 (7) +3:16.76 47.439 
8  BAUER Jack NZL 22:19.41   (14) 50:48.51 (8) +3:29.85 47.236 
9  SERGENT Jesse NZL 21:41.34   (6) 51:34.01 (9) +4:15.35 46.541 
10  ROTH Ryan CAN 22:18.10   (13) 52:09.53 (10) +4:50.87 46.013 
11  OLIPHANT Evan SCO 22:17.42   (12) 52:13.12 (11) +4:54.46 45.960 
12  ROCHE Andrew IOM 22:36.21   (15) 52:31.52 (12) +5:12.86 45.692 
13  McCauley Gordy NZL 21:58.69   (8) 52:32.60 (13) +5:13.94 45.676 
14  FENN Andy SCO 22:17.00   (11) 52:48.23 (14) +5:29.57 45.451 
15  THOMSON Jay Robert RSA 22:42.55   (16) 53:00.28 (15) +5:41.62 45.279