World Championships 2010: Cycling Weekly's coverage index

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The 2010 UCI Road World Championships take place over September 29-October 3 in Melbourne, Australia.

The championships are split into two disciplines: road race and time trial. For each of these there are three categories: men, women and under-23 men, giving six events in all.

The winner of each of the six categories earns the right to wear the coveted world champion's rainbow jersey every time they race in that discipline for a year. Gold, silver and bronze medals are also awarded to the top three finishers in each category.

British interest in the event is high, with Mark Cavendish bidding to take his first world title in the men's road race supported by team-mates Jeremy Hunt and David Millar.

In the women's road race event, the British team is very strong with former world champion Nicole Cooke and Emma Pooley both possible victors.

European under-23 time trial champion Alex Dowsett is also in with a chance of a podium position in the under-23 men's time trial. Pooley and Millar will be hoping to score highly for Britain in the senior time trial categories.

Cycling Weekly will be covering the 2010 Road World Championships in full on and in the magazine with race reports, photos and analysis

The 2010 World Champions

Men's road race: Thor Hushovd (Norway)

Women's road race: Giorgia Bronzini (Italy)

Under-23 men's time trial: Taylor Phinney (USA)

Women's time trial: Emma Pooley (Great Britain)

Men's time trial: Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)

Under-23 men's road race: Michael Matthews (Australia)

World Championships 2010: Reports

Thor Hushovd wins the rainbow jersey

Bronzini springs last gasp surprise on Cooke and Arndt

Under-23 men's road race: Matthews takes home win

Men's TT: Cancellara makes history with fourth world time trial title

Women's TT: Pooley wins Worlds time trial

Under-23 Men TT: Phinney lives up to expectations, Dowsett suffers setback

World Championships 2010: Photos

Men's road race gallery

Women's road race gallery

Men's time trial gallery

Women's time trial gallery

Under-23 men time trial gallery

World Championships 2010

Where: Geelong, Melbourne, Australia 

When: September 29-October 3, 2010

Elite men's time trial: 45.8km

Elite women's time trial: 22.9km

Under-23 men's time trial: 31.8km

Elite men's road race: 262.7km

Elite women's road race: 127.2km

Under-23 men's road race: 159km

World Championships 2010: Schedule

Times quoted are local time.

Wednesday, September 29

10.00-14.05: Under-23 men's time trial

15.00-16.50: Elite women's time trial

Thursday, September 30

13.00-17.35: Elite men's time trial

Friday, October 1

13.00-17.15: Under-23 men's road race

Saturday, October 2

13.00-16.35: Elite women's road race

Sunday, October 3

10.00-16.50: Elite men's road race

World Championships 2010: Latest news

Geelong was just not Cav's course, says Hushovd

Tom Simpson: Britain's first pro road championMillar's Worlds TT ride was flawless, says Brailsford

A technical Worlds TT says Millar

Porte hoping for home win in Worlds TT

Cavendish up against odds at Worlds, says defending champ Evans

Geelong weather plays havoc on Worlds

Landis World Championship visit in Geelong low key

Cancellara wants to make Worlds history

Millar guides Dowsett towards Worlds win

Gilbert confident after Worlds recon

British team competitive across the board says Brailsford

Pozzato wins Worlds test race

Dowsett on flying form ahead of Worlds

USA team: Cavendish's rival Farrar takes eight to Worlds

World Champs fall-out over Landis conference invite Floods hit Worlds road race course

Gerrans training for Worlds after Sky's Vuelta exit

Contador skops Worlds and ends season early

Millar takes Thomas's place at road Worlds

Thomas withdraws from Britain's Worlds team

Pozzato and Nibali head Italian Worlds squad

British World Championship team named

Three spots for Great Britain at Worlds road race

USA selects team for Farrar to rival Cavendish at Worlds

Australian Worlds team selection upset

Cavendish challenged to win Worlds rainbow jersey

Evans, podium, World Championships 2009, men

Defending champion in the men's road race, Cadel Evans (centre)

World Championships 2010: Defending champions

Elite men's time trial: Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)

Elite women's time trial: Kristin Armstrong (USA)

Under-23 men's time trial: Jack Bobridge (Australia)

Elite men's road race: Cadel Evans (Australia)

Elite women's road race: Tatiana Guderzo (Italy)

Under-23 men's road race: Romain Sicard (France)

World Championships 2010: The British

Elite Men's Road Race: Mark Cavendish, Jeremy Hunt, David Millar

Elite Men's Time Trial: David Millar

Elite Women's Road Race: Lizzie Armitstead, Katie Colclough, Nicole Cooke, Sharon Laws, Lucy Martin, Emma Pooley, Catherine Williamson

Elite Women's Time Trial (four nominated, two to ride): Nicole Cooke, Sharon Laws, Emma Pooley, Emma Trott

Under 23 Men's Road Race: Alex Dowsett, Andy Fenn, Jonny McEvoy, Luke Rowe

Under 23 Men's Time Trial: Alex Dowsett

World Championships 2010: TV guide


The BBC will be covering the 2010 Worlds with a mixture of live broadcasts and highlights in addition to extended coverage via the red button service. All times quoted are British time.

Wednesday, September 29

06.00-07.50: Women's time trial, Red button/online

Thursday, September 30

04.00-08.35: Men's time trial, Red button/online

Saturday, October 2

04.00-07.35: Women's road race, Red button/online

14.30-16.30: Highlights of the action so far, BBC1/online

22.40-06.10: Men's road race, Red button/online

Sunday, October 3

13.00-14.00: Highlights of men's road race, BBC2/online

British Eurosport

Satellite and cable channel British Eurosport will be broadcasting live coverage of the 2010 Worlds, with commentary from David Harmon and Sean Kelly. All times quoted are British time.

Wednesday, September 29

12.45-14.00: Men's U-23 Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

16.00-18.00: Women's Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

Thursday, September 30

14.00-16.30: Men's Time-trial on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

Friday, October 1

07.30-09.00: Men's U-23 Road race on Eurosport HD

08.15-09.45: Men's U-23 Road race on British Eurosport

Saturday, October 2

07.35-09.00: Women's road race on Eurosport HD

08.00-09.30: Women's road race on British Eurosport

Sunday, October 3

07.35-10.45: Men's road race on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD

Related links

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