2.02h (5.53min off first) Place: 8th
Are there any rules about how much a course has to be rideable? Even in wet conditions? It does not look like it!
5 seconds after the start we already had the first 'push a bike' section and on this 5km course not the last one.
I could not believe how slow I was jumping off the bike and start running right after the start. There I immediately lost around 30 places! Anyway, I ran and rode my way up and down the very steep slopes of the course.
I think almost everybody was fighting against the conditons, and did not care about attacking the nearest competitors as much as just getting to the end.
By the way, the average speed was less then 13km/h! And just think, this was from the winning time by Julien Absalon, and there where big gaps between each rider. I wouldn't be surprised if this race had the largest amount of 'DNF' riders of all time!