Marcin Bialoblocki has been disqualified from a 25-mile time trial after setting what would have been a new record for the distance.
The Polish rider finished Sunday’s Realteam.co.uk event in South Wales in 43 minutes – 1m04s quicker than his own record set last September – but he has apparently been disqualified for riding down the centre line of the dual carriageway A465.
Claims were that he had ridden down carriageway centre-line - supposedly gives an advantage by forcing traffic to overtake closer.
— Michael Hutchinson (@Doctor_Hutch) August 23, 2017
Hutchinson went on to say that the practice was becoming widespread a few years ago, highlighting that this also presented dangers for other riders because if you catch someone doing this, you have to use outside lane to pass them.
Shortly after finishing, Bialoblocki tweeted that he had no contract for next year so,“this could be my last TT.”
You can see the Strava file for his 35mph/56kmh ride here.
Andy Jackson (SSLL Racing Team) is now listed as winner of the event in a time of 46m56s.