Young guns take on the established favourites in Tábor

With no Zdenek Stybar on show in his home country, the rainbow jersey in the elite men's category will be getting a new owner at the Tábor World Championships. For months it seemed like Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) - who twice won the Tábor World Cup round in the past - would be the big favourite to take his first world title, with veteran Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) showing poor form, teammate Klaas Vantornout struggling with respiratory problems and Niels Albert taking early retirement.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1