That is so sad, and Mr Collin's comments sound a lot like grapes that are not sweet. The UCI had one of their most experienced commissairesin charge (indeed quite a few others, all highly qualified and experienced) and any deviation from the rules would have been spotted and the bike refused. Which it wasn't. BC involvement, well you might expect that when the coaching team are hoping to have BW ready for 2016! Alex Dowsett was gracious and added his congratulations, as we might expect from a genuine sportsman. Maybe he should review his coaching arrangements if all the coach can do is make unfortunate comments - after all he is clearly better qualified than the UCI commissaires to decide what is legal or not... I, like others, look forward to seeing Alex Dowsett maybe have another go at the record when he is ready. It will be quite a show. As for the line, comment above is correct, Manchester and London are different designs, one with longer straights and tighter bends, the other the reverse. This changes the dynamic of holding a line. But you can't argue with 54+km. If that's messy I would have settled for messy combined with the speed and ability!