Vollering, Kopecky, or another? Five contenders for the women's World Championships road race

It's hard to look past a dominant SD Worx rider, but will the Dutch have it all their own way?

Lotte Kopecky (c) with Demi Vollering (l) and Lorena Wiebes (r)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Just a fortnight after the conclusion of the Tour de France Femmes in Pau, the best female riders in the world will be at it again on the streets of Glasgow on Sunday. The elite women's road race brings the curtain down on the road events at the World Championships, and with all eyes on them, explosive racing is guaranteed.

The 154.1km route takes in 2,229m of vertical ascent. Unlike the men's race, which started in Edinburgh, the women set off from Balloch, Loch Lomond, but then join the same route from the Crow Road climb and onto the 14.3km city circuit for 6 laps in Glasgow.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.