UCI Road World Championships 2020 - Preview

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The turnaround from the Tour de France and Giro Rosa to the Imola World Championships (September 24-27) is quick, but it would have been even quicker had the UCI been able to press ahead with its original intention to host a full programme of events in Aigle and Martigny this week.

The men’s individual time trial, remember, was due to take place on the same day as the final stage of the rescheduled Tour, but the Swiss Federal Council’s restrictions on public gatherings forced the cancellation of the Aigle-Martigny Worlds, while the wider coronavirus pandemic ultimately led to a reconfiguration of the race programme.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.

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