What to expect on day five of the Championships
The Cycling World's are in full flow and Day 5 promises to deliver on the even more action!
The fervour and excitement continues to reach new levels after four amazing days of events. Here's what's coming up on day five.
This unique event, the first of its kind and the biggest cycling event in history, began on Thursday 3 August and continues until Sunday 13 August, and features riders from over 130 countries in 13 championships, with over 200 rainbow jerseys to be awarded throughout the Championships.
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It’s NOW day five and after a fantastic weekend of racing, we're into the second week of pedal-powered fun in Glasgow and across Scotland.
EVENTS TO WATCH
The amateur road riders are back and this time it’s the turn of the time trialists. Kicking off at 10am, riders aged from 19 to 89 will be taking to the out-and-back 22.8km course. A pan-flat route (89m elevation gain) that leaves Monifieth on the outskirts of Dundee, it follows the A92 to Muirdrum before doing a U-turn and returning to the start. Expect fast times if the crosswinds don’t impact proceedings.
BMX FREESTYLE PARK
It’s finals day on Glasgow Green, where due to weather-enforced changes to qualifying, we’ve got a bumper field in both men’s elite and women’s elite competitions.
That means there will be even more flips, spins and tricks than originally planned, and with the weather currently looking okay, we should get through everything to crown the new world champions.
The little bikes dominate proceedings on day five as the BMX Racing action continues over at the Glasgow BMX Centre. Today sees the turn of the women’s cruisers (30-39) and men’s cruisers (30-34) and girls and boys 20” aged 8, 9, 10 and 11.
After a breathless to the Challenge series, expect even more high-octane racing on the 400m course, with the qualifiers, 1/8s, quarters, semis and finals for all categories taking place from 10:15am.
TRACK AND PARA-CYCLING TRACK
Another day, another rainbow jersey-filled evening on the cards at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. There are another 10 world titles up for grabs in the track and para-cycling and some exciting racing in store on the boards.
The women’s elite sprint and men’s C2 1km time trial get underway in the morning session, while the finalists are decided for the men’s elite sprint.
In the evening session, there are hopes for Great Britain in the men’s B sprint finals, while other highlights include the men’s elite elimination race, men’s elite sprint finals and women’s elite madison.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
The finals of the BMX Freestyle Park will see the best in the business go head-to-head to impress the judges in their two 60-second runs.
In the women’s final, 2022 world champions Hannah Roberts (USA) will be going up against Olympic champion Charlotte Worthington (Great Britain. In the men’s final, it’s hard to look beyond Rimu Nakamura (Japan), although Great Britain’s Kieran Reilly and Declan Brooks will be aiming to take the top spot.
Over in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, some of the world’s best track riders will be going head-to-head in the biggest individual races of the championships.
Harrie Lavreysen (the Netherlands) will be looking to retain his men’s elite sprint crown, although Team GB’s Jack Carlin will be doing his best to give the home crowd something to cheer about. One thing that’s guaranteed to bring the house down is Neil Fachie and Matthew Rotherham’s appearance in the men’s B sprint finals.
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH IT?
The Championships is reaching an unprecedented number of nations with global broadcast partners showing all the action from Scotland every day – check out the maps below to find out how to watch, wherever you are.
WANT TO JOIN US?
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