Road World Championships 2021: Five things to look out for in the men's road race

Van Aert the favourite and the next generation of Brits - keep your eye on these moments

Van Aert the favourite as part of strong Belgium line-up

Wout van Aert

Wout van Aert 

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.