THE MAGIC OF THE RAIN­BOW JER­SEY

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Paradise Groad -

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.

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