Is it worth riders making bike changes for the final climb of the Worlds time trial?

Marco Pinotti assesses whether riders should be making changes for the technical final climb of the men's individual time trial at the World Championships

Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Even with the risk involved, it is worth changing bikes in the World Championship time trial in Bergen, Norway, because the course ends with a "true climb."

Time trial expert and coach at BMC Racing, Marco Pinotti studied the climb when in Norway last weekend. The 31-kilometre time trial on Wednesday, which will see favourites Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome do battle, ends with a 3.4-kilometre climb.

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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.