There is a very special jersey that, once you win it at a one day event, it is yours for a year wherever you race. This jersey, is of course, the glorious rainbow-striped confection first donned by Alfredo Binda in 1927. Its fascinating history is the subject of “Chasing the Rainbow: The Story of Road Cycling's World Championships” by Giles Belbin.
UCI World Championships
Multi World champion at 23 years-old, there are not many people who can make that claim, but Chloe Dygert Owen from Brownsburg, Indiana in the USA can. From junior World road race champion in 2015 to elite World individual pursuit champion in 2020, with quite few in-between.
Worlds Elite Road Race: Sunday sees the one race of the year that you can't help be reminded of for the next year - Those iconic Rainbow bands stand proud in the peloton for a full 12 months for everyone to see and covet. Ed Hood has a good look at the Innsbruck championship course and riders - Who will win the toughest arc-en-ciel in living history?
The city of Fiesole presented today in the Casa Marchini Carrozza the official courses for the UCI Road World Championships. Fiesole, along with Lucca, Montecatini Terme, Pistoia and Florence will be one of the hosts of the competition, which will also be an occasion for these cities to experience this quintessential sports event.