Downpours, forensic analysis and lots of pasta: on the team bus at the cycling worlds | Kieran Pender

30 September 2019 06:00
Guardian Australia was granted exclusive access to Australia’s male riders during the 2019 Road World Championships in YorkshireA decade ago, Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the pinnacle one-day race on the international cycling calendar: the UCI Road World Championships road race. Last week, Canberra’s Michael Matthews travelled to Yorkshire hoping to replicate that feat, having placed second in 2015 and third in 2017.Treacherous English conditions turned the race into an epic, pushing the best riders in the world to breaking point. As Matthews and his seven Australian teammates fought for the rainbow jersey, Guardian Australia was along for the ride. Related: World time trial champion Rohan Dennis has contract terminated Related: 'Like riding into a lake': world cycle champions saturated in Yorkshire Related: Mads Pedersen wins men’s elite road race at sodden world championships Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian