Britain’s Tom Pidcock shall be one of many most important sights within the cross nation mountain bike competitors
2023 UCI Biking World Championships
Venues: Glasgow and throughout Scotland Dates: 3-13 August
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The primary mixed UCI Biking World Championships start on Thursday on the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
The 11-day occasion, which shall be proven stay on the BBC, ends on 13 August.
Round 2,700 riders will compete for rainbow jerseys throughout seven disciplines with greater than 200 world titles on the road.
Highway racing, time trials, observe, BMX, mountain bike, indoor biking and para-cycling – which is totally built-in for the primary time – are all included.
Solely cyclo-cross, which came about within the Netherlands in February, is lacking from a condensed schedule.
However which British riders are more likely to shine? What precisely is the Gran Fondo? And who’re the opposite stars of the game and the races to look at in Scotland?
BBC Sport seems at what’s being billed as the most important multi-discipline biking occasion ever.
Archibald in give attention to residence soil
Katie Archibald is a four-time world champion
Native favorite and two-time Olympic champion Katie Archibald is poised to take centre stage when the motion will get below manner on the observe as she goes for 3 world titles within the staff pursuit, madison and omnium.
Present factors race world champion Neah Evans may even be seeking to impress as Nice Britain’s observe cyclists debut a brand new cutting-edge Hope-Lotus bike they intend to journey to Olympic glory in Paris in 2024.
Olympic room-mates Elinor Barker and Katy Marchant each compete of their first world championships since giving delivery to sons in 2022.
In the meantime Jack Carlin, who took a silver and bronze at Tokyo 2020, shall be wanting so as to add a primary gold medal to his assortment of six at world or Olympic stage.
There shall be excessive expectations on a para-track squad containing 16-time world champion Neil Fachie, whereas Jody Cundy will try to win a 14th consecutive kilo world title.
Tandem stoker Lora Fachie will make her return to the observe – after the delivery of her son final yr – alongside pilot Corrine Corridor, whereas the multi-talented Kadeena Cox may even look so as to add to her burgeoning medal assortment throughout para-athletics and para-cycling.
Thomas & Pogacar amongst highway royalty in Glasgow
The 2018 Tour de France winner and two-time Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas leads British hopes within the males’s time trial on 11 August.
A day earlier, Lizzie Holden will hope to copy this yr’s nationwide success on a global stage within the girls’s race.
Two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar will compete within the males’s elite highway race which takes place over a 271.1km route from Edinburgh to Glasgow that incorporates one notable climb, Crow Highway, earlier than reaching a technical circuit in Glasgow metropolis centre.
Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar is considered among the best highway race riders on this planet
That’s more likely to go well with reigning champion Remco Evenepoel and fellow Belgian Wout van Aert.
British nationwide champion Fred Wright may even need to take care of the two-time French winner Julian Alaphilippe and the Dutch Classics specialist Mathieu van der Poel on 6 August.
There’s a full complement of the very best feminine highway cyclists to deliver down the curtain on the occasion on 13 August.
Tour de France Femmes winner Demi Vollering heads a formidable solid, with Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Lotte Kopecky and Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, the 2015 winner, all scheduled to battle it out over a 154.1km course that begins in Loch Lomond and culminates with six loops of Glasgow metropolis centre.
Britain’s Dame Sarah Storey may even goal a seventeenth highway world title and forty second total when she contests each the ladies’s C5 time trial and highway race in Dumfries and Galloway.
GB’s para-road squad additionally incorporates 4 present world champions together with the tandem pairing of Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl, Fin Graham (MC3) and ladies’s C1 time trial and highway race world champion Fran Brown.
In the meantime, the Gran Fondo, which suggests ‘large journey’ in Italian, will see 1000’s of cyclists participate in mass participation occasions round Highland Perthshire on Friday.
The bigger route will see rivals journey 160.3km and the shorter distance shall be 85.7km with a person time trial in Dundee additionally going down over 22.8km on Monday, 7 August.
Pidcock adjusts his sights
Having completed thirteenth on the highway on this yr’s gruelling Tour de France, Britain’s Tom Pidcock turns his consideration again to the mountain bike.
The Olympic gold medallist heads to picturesque Glentress Forest, south of Edinburgh, together with 2021 world champion Evie Richards, for the cross-country races going down between 8 and 12 August.
Junior world winner Jordan Williams and Rachel Atherton, who’s seeking to take her seventh world crown, will journey for rainbow jerseys within the downhill occasions being held in Fort William from 3 to five August.
GB’s BMX racing and freestyle squads embrace Olympic champions Beth Shriever and Charlotte Worthington in addition to Olympic and world championship silver medallist Kye Whyte.
Olympic bronze medallist Declan Brooks and newly topped European champion Kieran Reilly are additionally participating with aspirations of claiming a medal.
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