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.
Season Review: The 2019 road season is over and it was full of surprises from the 'new guard' of 'young guns' bring a breath of fresh air to the top events. Philippe Gilbert showed that it's not all over for the 'mature' riders, but there is a new broom in pro cycling. Ed Hood looks at the year's top events and the bright future of the sport we love.
Worlds Photo Gallery: The final word has to go to a lady, so Heather Morrison has put together her favourite shots from the men's World championships race last Sunday. We know it was very wet and cold, you have to be made of stern stuff for this 'Photo Gallery'. The last report from the Worlds... we promise!
Ed's World Champs Round Up: Ed Hood's raincoat is nearly dry from Sunday's men's road race and he has warmed up enough to take pen in hand and sum-up what the 2019 Yorkshire World championships meant to him. Stunning success, worthy winners and a stupid event Ed covers it all.
Ed Roadside: It was cold and wet on Sunday for the men's World championships in Yorkshire on Sunday - It took a hard man to see it through, and that man was... Ed Hood! The riders also had a lot to do with the day, but at least they had exercise to keep them warm, Ed only had a few 'Roadside ' bars. It was an exciting, if damp day, here is how Ed saw it go down.
Ed Roadside: The small affair of a disqualified World champions wasn't going to spoil the fun of the Dutch fans in Yorkshire. The day after the Nils Eekhoff disappointment the orange men from Holland certainly had a lot to shout about with the first two places in the Woman's race. Ed Hood had to be there to see Annemiek Van Vleuten take her rainbow jersey.
Worlds Photo Gallery: After the controversy of the Men's Under 23 race, the Dutch Elite Women made amends and took first and second places. Heather Morrison was 'Roadside' to take in the fun at the start and the finish. At least it was dry, no need for those umbrellas!
Sept 30, 2019 - The Yorkshire World championships came to climax with a ride through pouring rain and cold temperatures - Reports, results and video from Harrogate. Nils Eekhoff disqualification - Top Story. Bahrain-Merida sack Rohan Dennis, rider contracts, Michaelsen NTT head director, teams reject Classics Series, Boels-Dolmans, Euro cross champs and Bernal to ride Saitama.
Worlds Race Report: The new World cycling champion is Mads Pedersen of Denmark. The young Dane out-sprinted Matteo Trentin (Italy) and Stefan Küng (Switzerland). Top favourite Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) was part of the decisive leading group, but cracked on the run in, as did Trentin's countryman, Gianni Moscon. Peter Sagan (Slovakia) jumped away from the peloton for 5th.