On Sunday 13th August, the women’s World Championships Road Race will take place, seeing the riders completing a 154.1km route in the hopes of gaining the prestigious rainbow jersey.
The race is hot off the heels of the second Tour de France Femmes, which finished just two weeks ago. Many of the riders will have also taken part in other events during this year’s World Championships and, while success may be an indicator of good form, fatigue will also be another factor in determining this year’s winner. UCI The route sees the peloton start from Balloch, Loch Lomond, heading across the Crow Road climb and into Glasgow. UCI The Glasgow circuit remains unchanged from the men’s and junior races, with Mathieu van der Poel claiming a triumphant win despite a crash while he was off the front.
The riders will have to tackle the 14.3km circuit six times, which means six times up the now infamous Montrose Street climb with an average gradient of 13%. With around 50 corners per lap and the punchy climbing, it’s a route that will likely see the pure sprinters straight out the back and there’s a high chance of a reduced bunch or solo finish.
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