Worlds time trial distance a concern for Remco Evenepoel

The Belgian takes on the elite race for the first time in Yorkshire

Remco Evenepoel after winning the time trial at the European Championships 2019 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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Remco Evenepoel enters "completely new" territory as he tries to battle for the time trial title in the World Championships. Given the 19-year-old has never raced such a distance, 54km, he is not putting pressure on himself for the win on Wednesday.

The Belgian faces competitors including compatriot and Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts, Vuelta a España Primož Roglič (Slovenia) and defending champion Rohan Dennis (Australia).

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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.