26 days of intense cycling, visual experiences through motiview's film library, great music, a lot of sweat, tears, laughter, new friends and not least a lot of joy. This year's Road Worlds for Seniors is now over- a championship that has exceeded everyone's expectations.
Near the record
In 2019, there were almost 200 teams with over 4300 cyclists registered. This year, the Covid-19 virus made it difficult for many teams to participate.
Therefore, it is incredibly impressive that as many as 129 teams and over 3000 cyclists signed up for this year's championship. The teams came from Australia, UK, Canada, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Despite almost 60 fewer teams, it was only just over 5,000 km to break the record from 2019 of 108,000 km.
Defended the titles
The competition for the top places was, as usual, intense until the last minute - perhaps with the exception of 1st place in the class for men and women.
Cathrine Myhr from Furuset Senior Center in Norway and Norman Coté from Bruyere Village in Canada were in a class of their own, this year as last year.
The 85-year-old Canadian actually took his third victory in a row in Road Worlds for Seniors.
Cathrine, or Catta as she is called, cycled a full 4144 km, 2700 km longer than the silver medal winner.
The efforts of Catta and the others at Furuset Seniorsenter were also enough to take the victory in the team competition - in front of Bruyère.
It is worth noting that as many as 21 teams cycled over 1000 km!
Top 3 Teams:
1. Furuset Seniorsenter, Norway 16.260,1 km
2. Bruyère Village, Canada 12.825,8 km
3. Hlíð, akureyri, Iceland 9063,1 km
Top 3 Women:
1. Cahrine Myhr, Furuset Seniorsenter 4144,7 km
2. Cyclist Bruyère Village 1422,4 km
3. Cyclist Bruyère Village 1311,4 km
Top 3 men:
1. Norman Côte, Bruyère Village, Canada 6028,3 km
2. Cyclist Furuset Seniorsenter, Norway 3530,4 km
3. Cyclist Arna Helseheim, Norway 3517,5 km