THE MAGIC OF THE RAINBOW JERSEY
It was touted as one of the toughest world championship courses – for all the age groups, from junior to U23 and elite. The 2018 event was the 91st running of the road world champs, and the third to be held in Austria. The men’s race included almost 5 000m of ascent and featured nine climbs, including a final ascent with pitches of 28%. After Peter Sagan’s previous three consecutive wins, it was a course designed to favour the strong climbers.