UCI World Championships 2019


The streets of towns and cities around the UK’s county Yorkshire are currently the scene of the UCI World Cycling Championships. The best cyclists in the world set aside their competitive team rivalries and join forces to represent their nation. Let’s take a look at the most important events that this WC has to offer. You better believe that there is some big cash to make if you know to place some smart bets!

The event

This year, the hill country of Yorkshire in Northern England forms the scene of the UCI World Championships. Where traditionally a single city acts as a host, the whole county of Yorkshire prepares to receive the UCI circus. The finish of all races is set in the city of Harrogate for all events. In a week full of road cycling excitement, both men and women and both juniors and elites compete for the prized rainbow jersey in their categories. Whoever wins it, gets to wear it for the year to come, so as always, competition will be fierce. The two most noteworthy events are the elite men’s individual time trial on Wednesday, September 25, and the elite men’s road race on Sunday, September 29. Let’s take a look at our Belgian hopefuls and their competitors from all over the world. Ready for some tasty odds?

The Belgians

As is always the case in the exciting sport of cycling, plenty of Belgians position themselves to lay claim to the coveted rainbow shirt. One name that’s been on everyone’s lips is Remco Evenepoel. The cycling prodigy is just 19, but blew many minds by winning the European time trial championship in Alkmaar just a few days after winning the Clásica San Sebástian. With odds @4.45 for a first place in the time trial event, he might have at least one more trick up his sleeve. Another cyclist with very decent chances at hoisting the Belgian tricolour at the highest podium, is Victor Campenaerts, who rushed himself into history books by cycling a whopping 55.089 km in one hour. @3.80, he’s Belgium’s best chance at a gold medal in the time trials. His hard-to-beat UCI Hour Record might prove tricky to defend on the road, though…

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As far as the main event, the elite men’s road race, is concerned, fans can depend on strong veterans Philippe Gilbert @12.50 and Greg Van Avermaet @22.50 to fight for a Belgian victory. Gilbert already held the rainbow shirt back in 2012 after beating competitors for a first place in Valkenburg. Seemingly in the form of his life at age 37, he’s on an impressive roll, with recently 2 stage victories in the Vuelta. Van Avermaet, too, has plenty of credentials: he’s the reigning Olympic road race champion since sinking his teeth into a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. Some rainbow stripes would complement his admirable career record nicely, but so far, this honour has eluded him. Or could it be that Evenepoel continues to shock the cycling world with a road race win too? @23.00, it could still be on the table…

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The others

The cream of the crop of cycling is present in Yorkshire to defend their own nations. Vuelta winner Primož Roglič is present for Slovenia, and @5.50, he’s a fierce challenger for the time trial victory. Australia’s Rohan Dennis is even more likely to beat the Belgians to the punch @2.60. In the road race event, the biggest competition comes from just north of the border: Mathieu van der Poel is the Netherlands’s biggest hope for a rainbow shirt, and at @3.45, he’s most likely to win too. Other illustrious names, too, are trying to lay claim to the coveted prize. France looks to Julian Alaphilippe @7.90 for a road race victory, while Slovakia has a trump card in the form of the inimitable Peter Sagan @5.40. What’s your bet for the UCI World Championship to wrap up an already memorable cycling summer?

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