Cycling World Championships 2019: women's elite road race – live!

28 September 2019 10:50
Updates from the women’s 150km showpiece in YorkshireDutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero DeignanEmail Tom or tweet him with your thoughts on the race 1.45pm BST The Cycling World Championships may be in Yorkshire but all roads for the women’s title go through the Netherlands. Bad news for home fans and Lizzie Deignan with her hopes of regaining the crown she won in 2015 appearing slim. Not only is Deignan battling one of the deepest Dutch squads ever assembled but also a host of former Boels-Dolmans teammates. A collective palmarès that includes five road and two time trial world titles, two road Olympic golds, 40 stage and four overall wins at the Giro Rosa as well as a long list of victories in the cycling calendar’s one-day classics means it would be a shock to see no shades of orange stood on top of the podium come the end of the race. Related: Dutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero Lizzie Deignan Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian