Tomorrow is a very big day for the female pro peloton: it’s the UCI World Championships Road Race and they’ll be battling it out for the honour of wearing the rainbow stripes for the 2017 season.
Worlds so far:
The course in Qatar isn’t your average ‘world champs course’. Sure, they all have their characteristics – but the 134.5km route in Doha is perhaps particularly unique.
Riders will make their way out to a 15km/10mile course – repeating laps of the short circuit which includes tight bends, roundabouts and of course the notorious crosswinds of Qatar. Not only that, the 35 to 40 degree heat of the country is no doubt likely to have an effect. Sprint win hopeful, Chloe Hosking has already told us she’s been training in the bathroom with the heaters on “full gas.”
Riding for Team Great Britain, we have:
- Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead)
- Alice Barnes
- Hannah Barnes
- Dani King
- Laura Massey
- Annasley Park
- Abby-Mae Parkinson
- Eileen Roe
We’e expecting a sprint finish – but of course, anything could happen and the riders are getting themselves ready for a showdown tomorrow.