AEVOLO RIDERS BRODY McDONALD AND EVAN BOYLE REPORT FROM UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug 12th, 2023
THIS. MUCH. WOWER. The 2023 UCI Road Cycling World Championships is a wrap. Brody McDonald kept Aevolo & Team USA fans on the edge of their seats as he powered himself into the main move of the day at U23 UCI Road World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, August 12th. Initially the move of 12 riders was the early breakaway forming before 20k into the 168.4km stage. Brody had latched onto the wheel of newly crowned World TT Champion Lorenzo Milenesi to embed himself in the seriously dangerous move, giving USA representation along with France, Italy, Great Britain, Norway, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Germany & Colombia, whilst Belgium was one of the big teams to miss the boat- much to the consternation of the Belgian National Coach who repeatedly slammed the steering wheel of his follow car in dismay. Into the finish circuits in Downtown Glasgow with a lead of over 75 seconds and on the criterium style course it seemed Brody was in with a fighting chance of making the day his own. Alas with just under 1 hour to race the breakaway split into two groups and Brody was caught in the 2nd group of 4- still throwing punches like a hungry bull terrier. In the finale it was an amazing Axel Laurence who took the U23 Rainbow Jersey with USA riders Luke Lamperti and Colby Simmons in 15th & 16th place. Brody rode in a defiant 41st after being caught by the chasers in the final loops but can hold his head high on a ride well done, representing his Country, his Team, and Himself with fire & panache.
Earlier in the week, Evan Boyle represented Team USA in the Under 23 Individual Time Trial. In his first year in the category, Evan rode a scintillating 47.4kph mph for the 36.2km course through the Scottish countryside with a tricky cobbled climb to the finish. A fine 25th place from 89 competitors. We think it’s time to revisit Evan’s poem from after the U23 Nationals where he punched his ticket to Worlds:
“Go go go” is what I hear in my ear,
Not giving my absolute best is my deepest fear,
For my bike is magnificent,
And my crew, resplendent.
I have trained for weeks and weeks,
And now I ride up the hills yearning for the peaks.
While I give it my all, I think I should have played football.
I tuck my head and grip my bars,
I pedal harder with no regards,
While my legs say no, All I hear is “go go go”
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