prerace

prerace

(priːˈreɪs)
adj
of the period before a race
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The only other trainers who have been subject to similar prerace interviews this year are Ronan McNally and Charles Byrnes, also based in Ireland.
Jumbo-Visma's storming ride put Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk, a dark horse in the prerace betting, 20sec up the road from Thomas and kept overnight leader Mike Teunissen in the Yellow Jersey.
The coverage has also evolved to include prerace and nightly highlight shows.
On Sunday, Christodoulou went fastest in the prerace warm-up session.
Mitchelton-Scott rider Yates, winner of La Vuelta, has made the Giro his primary focus this season and exuded confidence in the final prerace press conference.
John Dizon dominated Round 1 and Miguel Quinones ruled Round 2 as they stole the thunder from prerace favorite Bianca Bustamante in the back-to-back kickoff legs of the 2019 Petron Blaze 100 GP Super Karting Series before a huge crowd at the Palawan International Circuit recently.
Another Ethiopian and prerace favourite Asefa Mengistu finished second in 2:07:24 as Lonyangata settled for third place in 2:07:28.
He sat through Sky's entire prerace press conference without even being asked a question until the event broke into smaller huddles.
Muir came into the final as the prerace favourite despite having not won a gold medal in any of the major outdoor competitions.
All eyes are on Red Bull at the principality after Ricciardo cemented their status as the prerace favourites by posting the fastest lap ever recorded in Monte Carlo en route to completing a practice double on Thursday.
Part of the Run4Wales 10K Series, the Cardiff 10K has grown to a prerace 6,000 sell-out.
Finally, collection and use of feedback from actual races is covered, addressing prerace, in-race, postrace and postseason components, including the impact of mental-emotional factors.