Over the next three days we will witness the crowning of new road world champions in professional cycling. Last three days have brought amazing drama and excitement in the form of Junior (Men/Women) TT, U23 Men TT and Elite (Men/Women) TT. There were unexpected winners and deserving champions in the race against the clock. The next three days will bring the next installment of adrenaline-pumping action where in the Junior (Men/Women) road race, U23 Men road race and Elite (Men/Women) road race, we will see the future stars and accomplished riders battle it out for the much coveted rainbow jersey. My bets for the different categories:
U23 Men (168 km)
– Andrew Fenn/Luke Rowe
– Michael Hepburn (if he starts)
– Outside chance: Moreno Hofland, Romain Bardet (because of their current form)
Elite Women (140 km)
Just going by this year’s form you can put all your money on Marianne Vos. She has won almost every big race on the calendar. Marianne is a star athlete and has already won almost everything in cycling at the age of 24. I think Emma Pooley will like to set her record straight with Marianne so it should be a good duel where Pooley will have an advantage over her arch rival.
Elite Men (266 km)
No need to argue here, Cav has it covered this one. Period.