The elite men’s and women’s road race UCI World Championship titles will be decided in Doha this weekend where it might not just be a case of who are the strongest riders, but also which riders can handle the stifling heat in Qatar.
One of the favourites for the elite men’s time trial title, on Wednesday, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin faded to finish eleventh and put it down to the heat and perhaps not being on top form.
Worlds come to the north
At Ribble, we are also thrilled to see that the 2019 UCI World Championships will be hosted in the north of England. We’re sure that our neighbours o’er the moss in Yorkshire will put on a good show and it would be extra special if they devised a course that suited top British mountain men like the Lancastrian Yates brothers!
To get you fired up for the Worlds we’ve found archive footage of the two previous World Championships held on UK soil in 1970 and 1982. Enjoy.