Para-cycling race to feature at 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire

A para-cycling race will feature in the programme, but the World Champions will be crowned the week before

Sarah Storey in the Buxton CC mountain time trial (Image: Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire will include a para-cycling race - though the para-cycling world champions will be awarded their jerseys one week before at the dedicated event in Emmen, the Netherlands.

Great Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey has said the UK is setting a "benchmark" for other nations to follow whilst British Cycling has said that the inclusion of the event could be a "seminal moment" for para-cycling.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.