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  1. Simon Brotherton on time trial mixed relay

    Simon Brotherton

    Commentator on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    The trade team time trial didn’t sit entirely comfortably with the rest of the world championships. Having one event based on the on the trade teams the riders represent the rest of the year did stick out against the other events being by nationality.

    It’s a good idea to have a mixed event. Perhaps they may look at having it as an Olympic discipline one day.

    It will be different to the team time trial as we know it. People who don’t follow cycling and see the word relay might think it will involve batons being handed over one rider at a time. But this will see a team of six – three men and three women – doing two laps of a circuit in Harrogate. The men will ride together as a three on the first followed by the women. The women’s trio can start their lap when the second male rider crosses the line and the finish time is taken when the second female riders crosses the line. It is a bit like two mini team time trials.

    The trade teams used to say it was difficult to prepare for the team time trial properly, in terms of getting the time and money together to have a training camp for the event. That situation is probably worsened by the fact it’s now national teams because you’ve got riders who may well not be able to ride together before the world championships, especially if they ride for different teams.

    But that will be mitigated by the fact that there are only three of them on the road together at any one time.

    It’s difficult to say how the British team will go until we see the full startlist and see the strength in depth of the field. The Dutch should be very strong, as expected, especially the Dutch women’s team, whichever three they put out, because they have so many talented riders to choose from. I think Great Britain are likely to be competitive.

    It’s going to be fascinating for all of us to see how this race looks and works.

  2. Geraint Thomas withdraws from time trial at Road World Championships

    British Cycling's Geraint Thomas has withdrawn from the time trial event at the UCI Road World Championships as he says is not in "good enough shape to perform to his best."

    The former Tour de France winner still plans to ride in the road race at the Yorkshire-based event.

    Read more here.

  3. Who made the GB squad?

    Former Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will ride for Great Britain at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, to run from 22-29 September.

    The Welshman, 33, will compete in the road race at the event.

    Joining him in the time trial on 25 September will be national champion Alex Dowsett, while Ben Swift is also in the road race team four days later.

    Owain Doull, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Ian Stannard and Adam Yates have also made final selection for the team.

    Lizzie Deignan has been named in the British women's elite team for the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

    Former world champion Deignan, 30, and national champion Alice Barnes will compete in the 150km road race, starting in Bradford on 28 September.

    Geraint Thomas
  4. How to watch live coverage on the BBC

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire hosts the first UCI Road World Championships to be held in Britain since 1982 and the BBC will be showing live coverage from 22-29 September.

    There will be live coverage of each race across BBC Two, the Red Button and iPlayer, as well as the BBC Sport website and app, where there will also be live text commentary and regular reports, reaction and social media.

    Clare Balding will lead the coverage on BBC Two and the commentary for all elite races will be Simon Brotherton, Chris Boardman and Rochelle Gilmore.

    Sunday, 22 September

    13:00-16:00 - Team time trial mixed relay, BBC Two

    Monday, 23 September

    10:00-12:05 - Women's junior time trial, BBC Red Button

    13:00-17:00 - Men's junior time trial, BBC Red Button

    Tuesday, 24 September

    10:00-12:50 - Under-23s men's time trial, BBC Red Button

    14:30-17:15 - Women's time trial, BBC Two

    Wednesday, 25 September

    13:30-16:30 - Men's time trial, BBC Two

    Thursday, 26 September

    12:00-16:10 - Junior men's road race, BBC Red Button

    Friday, 27 September

    08:30-11:40 - Women's junior road race, BBC Red Button

    14:00-19:30 - Under-23s men's road race, BBC Red Button

    Saturday, 28 September

    11:30-16:30 - Women's road race, BBC Two

    Sunday, 29 September

    08:30-11:00 - Men's road race, BBC Red Button (uninterrupted coverage available until 16:30 on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app).

    11:00-16:30 - Men's road race, BBC Two

  5. What is the Cycling Road World Championships 2019?

    The pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar includes a range of men's and women's races, plus the inaugural team time trial mixed relay event, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire, but each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate.

    Each race discipline - time trial and road - will be covered across all age groups, from junior to elite, in individual and team events.

    Yorkshire
  6. Get Inspired: How to get into cycling

    BBC Sport

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    Video caption: 'I'm one in a million' - join the campaign to get more women cycling

    Road cycling, the most common form of cycling, is simply riding a bike outside for exercise, sport or to get from A to B. Track cycling adds a competitive element and sees riders race around a specialist track at high speeds.

    Just hop on a bike and you're good to go. British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Welsh Cycling and Cycle NI have information about clubs and racing tracks, and the Breeze programme for women cyclists offers a range of safe and sociable cycle routes for all abilities. If you don't have access to a bike there are hundreds of bike rental facilities across the UK.