Day four round-up
All of the action from a super cycling Sunday. Day 4 at the UCI Cycling World Championships.
Titan's vie it out for glory - Elite Men's Road Race
A race for the ages with action all the way from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Four of the world’s best fought it out on the streets of Glasgow as Mathieu van der Poel took home the rainbow jersey despite suffering from a late crash. After 38 years, the Netherlands have another men’s road world champion as van der Poel’s attack left the quality trio of Pedersen, Van Aert, and Pogačar to fight for the rest of the medals. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though as van der Poel slipped out on a corner, breaking his right shoe and tearing his jersey and shorts with a lap remaining and three chasers less than a minute behind.
The crash seemingly only spurred the Dutchman on though, as he extended his lead to over a minute and half by the time he reached the finish line. Second place Wout van Aert broke away on the final lap, followed by a close sprint finish won by Slovenian Tadej Pogačar ahead of previous world champion, Mads Pedersen.
Super Sunday on the track - Track and Para-cycling Track
One of the most incredible races of the championships pitted teammates against each other as 5-time world champion Filippo Ganna took on Dan Bigham in the men’s individual pursuit. British Cycling's Bigham accumulated over two seconds on the Italian champion but a powerful final surge gave Ganna another rainbow jersey to add to his collection.
Belgian Lotte Kopecky added a rainbow jersey to her Tour de France green jersey win earlier this year, could she be in with a shout for the road title as well?
A dominant performance by Great Britain’s Fran Brown in the women’s C1 individual pursuit is made even more impressive with the bonus of a world record. Fran is back in action three more times this week so make sure you don’t miss a second with our live blog.
Debutant Archie Atkinson became men’s C4 scratch world champion at the age of 19, this is an athlete we’ll be looking out for in the future.
Never Any Doubt - Mountain Bike Cross-country Marathon
Leading from almost the first mile today, Brazil’s Henrique Avancini won today’s men’s mountain bike cross-country marathon ahead of a stacked field. In the women’s race, Mona Mitterwallner solidified her lead midway through today’s race to take the win for Austria.
Flying high in the park - BMX Freestyle Park
After a stop-start day, the riders for tomorrow's women’s BMX freestyle finals have been decided. Be sure to catch all the action from 5pm for the Men & Women Elite finals with British Cycling hopes set on Charlotte Worthington and Keiran Reilly.
World challengers assemble - BMX Track
We’re underway at the Glasgow BMX Centre with riders from across the world taking to the jump track as part of the world challenge, including riders from age 8 up. Catch more of the action tomorrow starting at 10:15.