World Championships 'crash corner' causes more problems

Corner on descent in World Championships road race course claims more victims

The descent in the World Championship road race route has caused concern for the upcoming elite men's and women's races after recent crashes. Junior Italian Nicola Conci crashed in the same spot – a right-hander before the flat road over the dam with 6.5km to race – one day after his countryman Gianni Moscon went down in the Under 23 race.

"If it doesn't rain, there are going to be many more riders there for the men's pro race," former professional and noted descender Paolo Savoldelli told Cycling Weekly.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.