Controversy surrounds bike changes during men's time trial world championship

Pre-race favourite Tom Dumoulin says that he will likely take advantage of changing from time trial to road bike before final climb in Norway

Tom Dumoulin

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The use of sanctioned bike changes during the elite men's time trial at the UCI Road World Championships is causing heated debate.

Pre-race favourite Tom Dumoulin is among those who have said they will change bikes from a time trial machine to a road bike to tackle to final steep hill in Bergen, Norway, on Wednesday.

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