Favourites for World Championships expecting weather to dictate outcome

A number of the favourites for the World Championships road race in Bergen believe that rain could alter the outcome of the race

Zdenek Stybar (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The outcome of the men’s World Championships road race could hinge on the weather, according to a number of riders who could potentially win.

The 267.5km race in and around the Norwegian city of Bergen is an intriguing prospect for riders and spectators alike, with parcours suiting all number of riders.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.