Tom Pidcock, after taking bronze in the under-23 World Championship road race 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images) The re-arranged Road World Championships are just around the corner and British Cycling has released a young team that will take to the start line in the road race and individual time trial at Imola, Italy.
Switzerland was originally down to host the Worlds but had to cancel due to Swiss regulations regarding coronavirus. The UCI were then forced to find a new venue in a very small amount of time and Imola was the new venue chosen.
The course takes in two hellishly steep and punchy climbs in the road race with both the men and women racing the same circuit but over different distances. The elite men will race over 258.2km with the elite women’s course 143km in distance.
The time trial course is relatively flat and is the same 31.7km route for both men and women. Tom Pidcock has been chosen to lead a young Great Britain team after recently taking the overall win at the U23 Giro d’Italia and putting in a strong performance at the European Championships where he had a late attack. The UCI altered its rules to allow under-23 riders to compete in elite competitions at the 2020 Worlds with no U23 races planned.
Luke Rowe is the elder statesman in the team, meaning he will be the road captain, making sure all the riders are in the right place at the right time.
Pidcock and Rowe will […]