World Championships 2010: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

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 champion
Millar’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

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