Friday File: Coppa Bernocchi, Bergen, Last Break for Voeckler

1. Sonny Corbrelli 2. Guillaume Boivin 3. Sacha Modolo

The 99th Coppa Bernocchi is the ninth race in the Italian series and this edition was exciting. The greats of Italian cycling have won this race; Fausto Coppi, Giuseppe Saronni, Francesco Moser, Felice Gimondi dominated by Italian riders. But there almost was a Canadian upset. What an amazing charge by Guillaume Boivin as he challenged in the sprint with 200 metres to go. Not to be, for now, Sonny Colbrelli was too fast.

"This is very big for Norwegian cycling. I think it is the first time in history for a time trial like this, I have heard. I've seen most of the course and it is not easy even going into the last climb. The first bit is technical, on cobblestones with sharp hairpin corners, and then it's steep all the way up. The last bit is very steep, at 10 or 12 percent. I'm quite sure the top five will not be same as usual type of time trial and we will see a lot of changes. It's very good news that Froome will race it, and if he wants to win, this year is the year he can do it.

"The road race starts out in Rong: it's kind of an island community outside of Bergen that is very beautiful. I hope the riders are going to have a sunny day, because you ride from island to island that are connected by small bridges out in the ocean. I know that the local people out there are really excited that the Worlds are going to start out there and they are doing a lot of stuff to show that they welcome the Worlds to Norway."

- Thor Hushovd