The time trial with start and finish in the Kos harbor went along the coastline with nice views and a turning point halfway. The wind was blowing strong in the back which meant a tough second part to come back.
Overall fastest on the 20.6km course was Greek rider Ioannis Zentelis (M35-39) winning in a time of 28:36 and an average speed of 43.22 km/h before Loukas Katapodis (M45-49) who beated a lot of his younger opponents. Norwegian Freddy Dagsland (M19-34) completed the overall podium, all winning their respective age groups.
The female time trial was won by Greek Eleni Tsavari in a time of 31.38 before British Denise Burrows and Italian Elisa Rigon. The average speed of Eleni was 39 km/h.
A day of recovery gave all riders new energy to perform well in the Granfondo on Sunday. Women and men over 60 had to do two loops to finish after 92.4km while younger males had to do one additional loop to finish after 124.6km.
Overall winner was Italian Alessandro d’Andrea who beated Polish Michal Nabialek in the sprint with 2 while local hero Loukas Katapodis completed the overall podium, all winning their respective age groups.
The female race had the same winner as in the time trial with Eleni Tsavari making the double before Italian Monia Gallucci and British Elizabeth Sarah Jenkins.
The fastest male over the two laps was Italian Franco Abbruzzetti winning his 60-64 age group.