Watch: Chaos reigns supreme at Yorkshire Worlds U23 time trial

Treacherous conditions caused by torrential rain have caused a number of riders to fall

Yorkshire Worlds u23 men's time trial (Twitter)

Treacherous conditions caused by torrential rain on the Yorkshire Road World Championships 2019 time trial course have resulted in a number of heavy crashes for the U23 men currently competing for their world title.

It has been bucketing it down in true British fashion since the first rider set off this morning, and the rain eventually claimed its first victim, Hungary's Attila Valter.

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