Wollongong Worlds set to test riders over longest distance for 35 years

As organisers continue to shape the exact course, extra kilometres are tacked on

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Any Road World Championships rainbow jersey is a career-defining achievement for a rider, yet whoever triumphs in 2022 in Australia will hold the additional accolade that they will have won the longest World Championships in more than three decades.

The courses Australian Worlds in Wollongong, which will take place between September 18-25, are still being finalised  by former Team Sky sports director Scott Sunderland, who took up the reigns of the organising committee, modifying certain elements including the distance riders will have to cover.

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