This episode of the VeloNews show includes images and footage from YouTube/UCI, YouTube/VelonCC, YouTube/La Vuelta, Getty Images Velo Collection, and YouTube/Red Bull

UCI World Road Championships are underway and anticipation is building for the weekend’s elite road races. We consider some top favorites — why they might win, and why they might fall short. In the women’s race, the only question we have is: Which Dutch rider will wear the rainbow jersey?

Then, we talk to North America’s top cyclocross racers at Reno Cross to understand how they will structure their seasons without a major series to follow.

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