Yorkshire's road cycling championships – in pictures

30 September 2019 02:51
The UCI world championships took place in the Yorkshire dales amid relentless rainAbout 1,400 riders from 90 countries were set to compete in the UCI road world cycling championships, which ploughed through the Yorkshire dales, culminating in Harrogate.A Dutch fan under two flagsWarming up for the women’s elite individual time trialsThe women’s junior road race was marred by a number of crashes along the routeLeft: Tom Pidock, who was edged out of the medals, was later awarded bronze in the under-23s race after another rider was disqualified. Right: Annemiek van Vleuten wins the women’s elite road raceThe peloton climbs Parliament Hill, in HarrogateSpectators urge on the riders on Norwood Edge hill climbAnnemiek van Vleuten crosses the lineMembers of the Dutch team celebrate their victoryThe Belgium rider Frederik Frison (left) and the British competitor John Archibald warm upFans in Harrogate cheer on competitors in the inaugural UCI mixed relay raceMembers of the Italian team at the finish lineExhausted German ridersAlex Brooke-Turner (centre), the winner of the men’s MH4 para-cycling road raceLeft: Fans line the route. Right: Dame Sarah Storey, who took the women’s world title.British rider David Stone (centre) at the finish lineNils Politt of GermanyClockwise from top left: Rúnar Örn Ágústsson (Iceland), Ryan Mullen (Ireland), Ján Andrej Cully (Slovakia), Luke Durbridge (Australia)The distinctive gold helmet and bike of Belgium’s Greg Van AvermaetFans cheer on their riders in the mens elite road raceRelentless rain resulted in organisers shortening the men’s road race from 281km to 261km (162 miles)The Danish rider Mads Pedersen took the gold after more than six sodden hours in the saddle Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian