Sunday's elite men's World championship road race in Flanders was one of the most exciting rainbow battles in living memory. No hours of watching a hopeless early break, but a headie too and fro before the killer blow from Julian Alaphilippe. Spencer Martin has his 'Ten Takeaways'.
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An unbelievable day of racing was finished off by last year's World champion, France's Julian Alaphilippe to double up and take the rainbow jersey for the second year in a row. Dylan van Baarle (Netherlands) was second and Michael Valgren (Denmark) third. Belgium zero.
An exciting finalé of attacks and counter-attacks came down to a sprint from a select group. The Italian team took control in the last kilometre to put Elisa Balsamo over the line first ahead of Marianne Vos. Poland's Katarzyna Niewiadoma took the bronze medal.
The World championship road race is one of the hardest races to predict, and this year is even more difficult due to the course and the amount of top men on the start line in Antwerp. The bookmakers have their ideas who will cross the line first in Leuven. Spencer Martin takes a closer look at the odds.
The biggest one-day race on the calendar, the World Championships are in Flanders this Sunday and the Men's Elite Road Race has one of the strongest fields on a tough course of Flemish ramps. Ed Hood gives us his thought on the 'Rainbow Race'.
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Germany is the new World champion in the Mixed Relay Team Time Trial. Over the 44.5 kilometre course, divided over 22.5 kilometres for the three men and 22 kilometres for the three women, the Germans were 12 seconds faster than the Netherlands. The bronze went to Italy.
Sunday's time trial World championships was a nail-biting battle between Filippo Ganna and Wout van Aert, well ahead of third placed Remco Evenepoel. Spencer Martin looks ahead to the road race with 'Ten Takeaways' from the TT.