The World Cycling Championship will be “combined” for the first time, meaning it will combine road and track trials in one event. Here are the main races with a special focus on road testing.
Cycling World Championships: Glasgow 2023 favorites
The race at the starting line in Glasgow will be a historic edition of the World Cycling Championship. In fact, for the first time, the UCI decided to organize a true “multi-disciplinary” world championship. road and runway tests in one event, but also other specialties such as mountain biking and BMX. But as always, the maximum waiting time will be for road testing.
A total of 272.4km of road testing from Edinburgh to Glasgow is very similar to the routes of the great classics, with a final track of 14.5km to be repeated 10 times and a few stretches that could make a difference. For your bets on the cycling world championships, SNAI* has identified the main favorites for the victory: two Belgians Wout Van Aert and Jasper Philippsenboth quoted at 6.50.
The Belgian is also the third favorite in the race, so defending champion Remco Evenepoel awarded at 7.50. But this year’s road looks very different from Australia’s 2022 and Remco looks a bit at a disadvantage. Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who is technically versatile and offered in a 10, could do very well instead. Danish Mads Pedersen is another excellent spoiler and has a 9 chance.
Multi-disciplinary World Cup, advantages and disadvantages
As for road testing though, it’s interesting to know that the route is practically the same as the 2018 European Championship. Victory Matteo Trentin . Blue is a big surprise at 50 e, according to SNAI could be a great card to play.
On the other hand, the situation is different for Filippo Ganna, who could suffer greatly from the reunification of several disciplines. Ganna is actually the reigning world champion in individual track pursuit, but will likely have to give up that to concentrate on other events. Specifically, the Verbanian native runner’s goals are, individual road time trial and track team tracking.
Let’s not forget that Ganna will start in the aforementioned road testalso because the forces of the blue team are quite limited and it is impossible to do without it, which will have 25 points. But if we had to predict the race in which Filippo had the best medal chances, we would definitely say: individual time trial on the road.
*Offers are subject to change