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.'
World championships time trial start times, from Brandon McNulty through Wout van Aert and Filippo Ganna
Here are the start times of all 58 riders racing for the rainbow jersey Sunday, with Filippo Ganna last down the ramp at 16:05 CET.
Former pro and television presenter struck by van driver in Zeebrugge while working at worlds for Danish media.
World championships time trial: Our favorites, takes on the mixed relay, and why the TTT should come back
With time trials opening the UCI road world championships, we dig into who is going to claim the first rainbow jerseys of Flanders 2021.
Van Aert prioritises road race over TT, teammate Remco Evenepoel vows to give maximum in time trial medal push and road race support role.
Can Primož Roglič or Tadej Pogačar become first grand tour champs in 32 years to win a road race world title?
Greg LeMond was the last reigning grand tour champion to claim a world title back in 1989. Can Roglič or Pogačar end the drought?
Wout van Aert will be among the favorites for gold in Sunday's time trial, perhaps setting him up for a rare double rainbow jersey sweep.
Worlds TTs: The favorites, the weather, why Australia isn’t fielding a team, and can anyone stop the ‘two Vans’?
Who can stop Wout van Aert and Annemiek van Vleuten? A few stars are missing for the marquee races against the clock, but deep fields are packed with favorites.
After winning the 2015 world championships, Deignan will be racing with nothing to lose at the Flanders road race next weekend.
The Dutch rider says Paris-Roubaix Femmes will be a 'milestone' in women's racing and would like to be there to soak it in, but is unsure if she'll go.
VN news ticker: Michael Valgren doubles up in Italy, Caleb Ewan leaves Luxembourg ahead of worlds bid
Here's the news making headlines for Friday, September 17.
Annemiek van Vleuten has come close to taking the time trial and road race world titles in the same year, can she do it in Flanders?
Italian veteran hoping for a similar scenario but different outcome from 2019 as he pedals into world championships prepared to embrace new opportunity.
Marlen Reusser is still coming to terms with her swift rise in cycling but she's not ready to stop achieving and she wants a rainbow jersey to add to her collection.
VN news ticker: Marc Hirschi solos to Tour of Luxembourg stage 2 win, Alberto Contador begins ride to Italy
Here's what's making headlines on Wednesday, September 15.
With a challenging course, deep fields, and compelling storylines, the Flanders worlds looks to be one for the history books.
Museum on wheels will be offering exhibits on world championship history across the venues in Flanders.
Uncertainty on Dutch worlds team: Anna van der Breggen won’t defend TT title, Mathieu van der Poel undecided
Mathieu van der Poel uncertain for road worlds but team adds him to start list for Paris-Roubaix, and Anna van der Breggen to skip TT defense.
VN news ticker: Giorgia Bronzini to Liv Racing sport director position, João Almeida wins Tour of Luxembourg opener
Here's the news making headlines for Tuesday, September 14.
Wout van Aert bolted to the top of the pro peloton while finding a place in the world's hearts – who wouldn't want to see him in a rainbow jersey?
Women's road racing isn't all about the Dutch: Here are the teams to watch out for at this year's worlds.
Primož Roglič to sit out world championships time trial, Tadej Pogačar to ride TT, road race for Slovenia
Olympic champion Roglič to sit out worlds time trial before joining Pogačar and Matej Mohorič for road race.
VN News ticker: Teniel Campbell powers to Tour de l’Ardèche stage 6 win, Kate Courtney and Keegan Swenson headline U.S. marathon MTB worlds
Here's the news making the headlines on Monday, September 13.
Anna van der Breggen will retire after the world championships. She's unsure if she will defend her time trial title but wants to help her team to gold in the road race.
Here's all you need to know for this year's worlds, including how to watch, who to watch, and when to watch.
Van der Poel blasts back to winning ways after struggling with injuries through summer, rates chances for world championships ‘better than 50/50.’
Marianne Vos has won almost everything but she still loves racing. She's in strong form this autumn and she is focused on the worlds and the first women's Paris-Roubaix.
Veteran American is coming off momentum from Vuelta a España, and said he expects an elite men's U.S. world champion 'within five years.'
Several big names are left off the Belgian elite men's road world championship team, while Van der Poel races for the first time on pavement since the Tour de France.
From Annemiek van Vleuten and Marlen Reusser riding high to Anna van der Breggen's lack of form. This is what we learned from Challenge by La Vuelta and what it means for the road worlds.
A series of long hilly stages in the UK make for perfect preparation two weeks ahead of Flanders world championships.
Grand tour rookie gets first taste of breakaway effort in stage 16 as he hones form and ambitions ahead of world championships, Paris-Roubaix.
Sagan to test knee after Tour de France crash and surgery at Benelux Tour and European champs ahead of late-season goals.
European and world championships and debut at Il Lombardia are targets in second half of 2021.
VN news ticker: Wout van Aert to lead Belgium at worlds road race; Remco Evenepoel wins solo at Brussels Cycling Classic
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, August 28.
American racer riding into unknown in first-ever first three week race as he sets long-view on worlds, Paris-Roubaix
Van der Poel continues to struggle with consequences of Olympic crash, team plans to decide next steps over the weekend.
Peter Sagan and Freddy Maertens discuss the art of sprinting, winning the rainbow jersey, Flanders without fans, and the long wait for Roubaix
Multi-time world champions Peter Sagan and Freddy Maertens compare notes on racing and perspective.
The Slovak great turned 31 on Tuesday, so to celebrate the birthday of a true superstar of cycling, we reflect on his five top moments.
Racing's COVID calendar wasn't all doom and gloom.
From Strade Bianche to the Tour de France, the abridged, altered, and jumbled up 2020 racing calendar delivered some of the most thrilling racing days we’ve seen in a while.
Flobikes will be the exclusive online streaming partner for UCI championship events for 2021-2024.
The 28-year-old Alaphilippe has often been a favorite in the race for the rainbow jersey, but until this past weekend, he always came up short.
We dive into the power numbers from this year’s men’s elite road cycling world championships in Imola, Italy.
'I don't think I've seen as many men crying as today,' said Deceuninck-Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere after greeting Alaphilippe in Imola.
Belgian star disappointed but 'without regret' after being bettered in worlds time trial and then road race by unstoppable opposition.
French team pulls out perfectly-delivered tactic to take first world title since 1997 and heal wounds after a disappointing Tour de France.
Frenchman goes solo with 12km to go, holding off a stellar chase group to take his nation's first rainbow jersey since 1997.
Dutch team places three riders in top-four at Imola as veteran leaders combine seamlessly to animate race.
Frenchman considers himself outside favorite at head of injury-stricken team for Sunday's race in Imola.
30-year-old attacked on penultimate lap of race to tempo her way to victory and double up her time trial title from earlier this week.
The young Italian rewrote all the best intermediate times en route to his first elite men's time trial win.
Wout van Aert, Julian Alaphilippe, Michael Woods, Marc Hirschi and Jakob Fuglsang are among the top favorites to take the rainbow bands in Imola.
Defending world champion Chloe Dygert crashed out just after the intermediate time check.
Belgian-style 'bergs,' cool temperatures and strong chance of rain set to make men's race in Imola about survival of the strongest.
Every race on the revised calendar has been rescheduled except the worlds, meaning 2019 champions will lose their titles before the pavé.
The full guide to this week's Imola worlds, including the courses, the favorites, the American prospects, and how to watch the action live.
The time trial world champion will aim to defend her title on Thursday and will race on the road on Saturday, as well.
Sagan to decide in Paris whether he will race Imola route ideal for climbers.
The men's and women's road races will start and finish at Imola’s renowned automobile circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari.
Chloe Dygert, Sepp Kuss, Amber Neben, and Leah Thomas are among the elite riders chosen by USA Cycling for the 2020 UCI road world championships.
Junior and U-23 events canceled due to logistical issues and travel concerns for younger athletes.
The 2020 UCI road world championships in Switzerland has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UCI has set a deadline of September 1 to find a new host venue.
Several worlds time trial contenders ruled out by Tour clash; 2021 Grand Départ under scrutiny due to Olympic overlap.
The UCI road worlds is slated to continue with its September 20-27 dates, and the 2020 Swiss national championships will serve as a test event.
Nibali's contract with Trek-Segafredo expires at the end of 2021, but that won't necessarily mark the end of his career.
With no other races on the 2020 UCI women's schedule yet, Annemiek van Vleuten is preparing for her worlds defense in September.
40-year-old Spanish cycling star Alejandro Valverde is planning on racing the Tour, world championships, and Vuelta in re-shaped season.
The UCI plan sticks with traditional Sunday to Sunday dates, despite coronavirus calendar crunch.
Having rarely competed in international road events, Chloé Dygert Owen finally confirmed her spot as one of pro road racing's strongest athletes.
Former Tour de France champion switches focus to the road race, where he lines up in Great Britain's six-man team.
The Austrian mountains hosted a tough world champs dominated by Van der Breggen
Relay-format TTT at Yorkshire world championships to serve as test event for expected Olympic inclusion, says UCI boss