Elisa Longo Borghini, Coryn Labecki, and Amanda Spratt all comment on the proposed combined U23 and elite women's worlds road race.
Governing body confirms rainbow jerseys to be handed to U23 and senior riders after shared race, with stand-alone event by 2025.
There has never been a U23 women's race at the world road championships, while men have had one since 1996.
This September's road worlds will be a marathon as Aussie hosts hatch huge route.
The 23-year-old Italian is stepping into the WorldTour next season with Trek-Segafredo as the reigning road race world champion.
Belgian star defends team tactics and prefers to remember the 'goosebumps' of racing in front of 1 million fans on home roads.
2022 road worlds set to see Alaphilippe, van Aert in the fray: ‘Classics riders will love this course’
Race director tips van Aert, van der Poel and Alaphilippe as top contenders for rainbow jersey in Wollongong.
Initial details of Wollongong road worlds released, men and women to race equal-length TTs on the same day for first time.
VN news ticker: Flanders 2021 publishes its environmental impact, Essex working on 2026 Tour de France grand départ bid
Here's the news making the headlines on Wednesday, December 1.
Ex-Belgian national coach Rik Verbrugghe watched helpless from the sidelines, 'I saw a strange strategy from the team.'
Bust or boom? Peter Sagan brings his familiar entourage with him in a high-profile transfer that will define his next chapter — our editors debate his prospects.
The Slovakian is setting his sights on a fourth world road race title in 2022 and says he won't do a Alejandro Valverde and keep racing until he's 40.
The Norwegian star squeezed the most out of his motor, winning the world title, two green jerseys, and more than 60 victories during a 15-year career.
The former junior road race world champion is back on the road again with Team DSM this fall and loving it, despite some heavy crashes recently.
The worlds-Paris-Roubaix combination delivered absolutely thrilling racing — should cycling consider keeping it that way?
Remco Evenepoel says Flanders worlds was a 'missed opportunity' for him to win the world title. Wout van Aert questions why the 21-year-old attacked so early.
Massive crowds, great racing, wonderful weather and the unique Flanders ambiance – what wasn't there to dig about these worlds?
An estimated 1 million fans packed the roadsides from Antwerp to Leuven, creating a festival-like atmosphere unlike anything anyone's seen before.
In this column, we dive into the power numbers of Neilson Powless, Remco Evenepoel, and Michael Valgren at the elite men’s world championships.
All the winners and the most important stories from each race.
Peter Sagan rolls in with second chase group in 26th on a course that was ideal for his chances to become the first elite male to win four world titles.
Patrick Lefevere slates team tactics, riders rue miscommunication: Belgian inquest begins after leaving home worlds empty-handed.
Newly crowned two-time world champion promises never to change: 'Even if you lose sometimes, it's even more beautiful when you win'
Dylan van Baarle saves day for the Dutch team while Valgren earns overdue worlds medal for Danes.
Mathieu van der Poel's back holds out under pressure in Flanders but he lacked top form after major disruptions to his racing and training schedule.
The 22-year-old British rider rues a 'lack of experience' after missing final cut and finishing sixth in worlds road race.
Neilson Powless's fifth is the first top-10 since 2011 and equals Chann McRae's fifth of 1999.
Here’s what Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and others said after Julian Alaphilippe wows with world title defense
Alaphilippe, van Aert, van der Poel and Tom Pidcock share their jubiliation and dejection after an all-attacking, fervently supported worlds road race.
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Alaphilippe defends 2020 title with solo move after blasting van Aert, van der Poel and stellar group of favorites off his wheel in final 20km.
At estimated 500,000 fans lined the finishing loops in and around Leuven for the elite men's road race Sunday.
World championships gallery: Young stars and fervent spectators at the junior and elite women’s road races
Kaia Schmid shines for USA and Ruth Winder calls time on pro career as bike-mad crowds pack the streets.
Coryn Rivera won't comment on rumors she's heading to Jumbo-Visma, and lauded retiring teammate Ruth Winder as racing 'like 10 women.'
Anna van der Breggen has no regrets as she ends her illustrious career playing a team role at the world championships in Flanders.
The former U.S. national road champion calls it a career, after relentlessly attacking ‘without fear or pressure.’
Here’s what Anna van der Breggen, Marianne Vos, Lotte Kopecky and others said after women’s road race
Van der Breggen talks retirement, Vos discusses disappointment, Kopecky celebrates home crowd after Elisa Balsamo wins world tile.
The Danish men's road race squad at the world championships comes with what Magnus Cort believes is 'historically strong' for the nation.
Silver medal is bittersweet for Lux's successful junior racer.
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, September 25.
Casey B. Gibson was on-site in Belgium and captured the exciting racing in the junior men's and under-23 men's cycling road world championships.
Backstedt and Schmid attacked together at 30km to go before the Brit went one-better than the silver she scored in Tuesday's TT.
It has been 41 years since Beth Heiden won the rainbow jersey in Sallanches. Can Leah Thomas, Ruth Winder, Coryn Rivera, Kirsten Faulkner, Lauren Stephens, or Tayler Wiles end the drought?
Peter Sagan is usually a favorite in every world championships, but his condition remains a mystery as he quietly targets a history-making fourth rainbow jersey.
USA Cycling sees its top-10 stripped away after UCI jury disqualifies rider.
The 21-year-old Eritrean hopes that his silver medal in the U23 men's road race will turn to gold in years to come.
David Lappartient was re-elected to a four-year term as UCI president during the UCI Congress while junior and U23 riders endured endless crashes.
Biniam Ghirmay delivers Eritrea's first worlds medal in second, and Olav Kooij (Netherlands) kicks to third.
Remco Evenepoel pushes back against Eddy Merckx's accusations of selfishness, pledges to race for van Aert in Sunday's road race.
Riders give big thumbs down to integrated women's elite and U23 race, while Lizzie Deignan slaps down Patrick Lefevere for comments on women's cycling.
The Norwegian took the rainbow bands under cloudy skies after an aggressive finale to the men's junior road race in Leuven, with USA's Colby Simmons in 15th.
2011 world champion Cavendish crushes last-minute climbing camp as sprinters eye possibility of men's road race being decided by a bunch kick.
In between the world championship time trials and the road races, the VN crew checks in from Mechelen, Belgium.
Worlds notebook: Behind the UCI’s stunning gravel announcement, and four more years for David Lappartient
The world championships provide the dramatic backdrop to release decisions often made behind closed doors months before.
From the Dutch going for five in a row to unpredictable racing and a whole load of attacking.
The mixed team relay got its second outing at the worlds in Flanders on Wednesday. It got a resounding thumbs up from the pros, who say it's harder than a traditional TTT.
Tony Martin of Team Germany took home gold in the final race of his career.
A motivated German team featuring a retiring Tony Martin knocked back the Dutch and Italians to win the gold medal in the new discipline.
France's first world champion since 1997 discovered the rainbow jersey comes packed with expectations and burdens.
VN news ticker: French name support riders for Julian Alaphilippe, Patrick Lefevere causes stir again
Here's what's making news on Wednesday, September 22.
Asma Jan and Kanza Malik were the first women from Pakistan to compete in an international cycling event when they competed in the elite time trial in Bruges.
Sure, van Aert is top favorite, we all know that. But who are the riders likely to shade him into silver at this weekend's men's road race? We've ranked them all.
The top young men and elite women face off against the clock in Flanders, Belgium
Junior time trials: Gustav Wang takes another Danish gold, Alena Ivanchenko beats back Zoe Bäckstedt
Russian rider continues her domination in junior time trialing with a narrow victory to claim Russia's second straight junior world time trial crown.
Love it or loathe it, the mixed relay is back at the world championships and Filippo Ganna, Ellen van Dijk, and Annemiek van Vleuten will be racing. Here's what you need to know.
The Olympic road race champion had to ride with damaged forks after an ill-fitted component came loose during training.
World championships notebook: Debate over U23’s heats up, Óscar Freire says doping culture marred his career
Some say it's unfair to allow WorldTour-level riders to race in the U23 category, while three-time world champion Óscar Freire says the EPO Era undermined his career.
Amber Neben broke her pelvis in three places when a car driver turned into her path during training. The 46-year-old led the U.S. home with Leah Thomas taking 14th.
Filippo Ganna defended his world championship title in the “race of truth.”
Van Dijk scores third-straight TT world title for Dutch team, beating Marlen Reusser and Annemiek van Vleuten.
Born in London, Chris Symonds represented Ghana for the second time in the worlds time trial. The House of Commons employee will be back at work this week.
Uno-X rider beats Luke Plapp and Florian Vermeersch to continue long streak of Danish U23 TT domination, Magnus Sheffield places 10th.
The four-time individual TT world champion bows out of discipline with best performance in five years: 'I think I will get a bit more emotional when I’m alone.'
World championships women’s time trial start times, from Leah Thomas through Marlen Reusser, Annemiek van Vleuten
Here are the start times of all 50 riders racing for the women's world title Monday, with Annemiek van Vleuten last down the ramp at 16:02 CET.
World championships: Lawson Craddock and Brandon McNulty looking for more in road race after quiet TT start
Lawson Craddock and Brandon McNulty are both upbeat about Team USA's chances in next week's road races.
World championships notebook: Tadej Pogačar back among mere mortals, and who’s more popular, Remco Evenepoel or Wout van Aert?
Remco Evenepoel says his power now is even better than before his crash last year at Il Lombardia as fans show up en masse for worlds opener.
The Danish rider missed out on a podium place by two seconds to Remco Evenepoel, and now turns his focus to the road race.
Remco Evenepoel assures Belgium two of three podium spots in the individual time trial, but Italian betters home-road favorites against the clock.
World championships: What Filippo Ganna, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel and more said after tense TT test
Here are the reactions from the top stars of the worlds TT, from Wout van Aert's dejection to Filippo Ganna's elation.
Ganna tops van Aert and Remco Evenepoel with blazing 54.3kph ride over 43 kilometers: 'In my head I just dreamed to win again today.'