A deep dive into the new UCI anthem - does it capture the 'essence' of cycling?

Cycling's governing body have released a song that will be used at all World Championships across all disciplines

World Championships
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For the eagle-eared among you, there was something different about the podiums of the junior men's and under-23 men's podiums at the Wollongong World Championships on Friday.

No, not the rare strains of the Kazakh anthem being played for Yevgeniy Fedorov, the winner of the U23 race, but the piece of music played as the top three riders walked onto the stage before the podium ceremony.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.