There’s something charming and quixotic about the World Championships. Riders race for their home countries, not their teams, but team affinities also play a role out on the road. It’s fun to try to tease out what’s going on.
This year the races were held in Wollongong, Australia, which is fun to say.
And they were both good to watch. The women’s and men’s races this year featured surprising finishes, which is why we’re running these highlight videos. We hope you enjoy them.
Quite why the UCI combined the elite women and the U23s is mysterious and also predictable.