Under soaked weather conditions, the men's road race starts at 10 am on Sunday at the World Cycling Championships. The course was shortened by heavy rainfall and the start was postponed by forty minutes. Follow all events in this live blog.

Good morning and welcome to our live blog about the road race for the men at the World Cycling Championships in Yorkshire! My name is Rob Hirschmann and I will keep you informed of developments in the race.

  • Riders on the road
  • Distance adjusted to 261.8 km
  • Van der Poel contender

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a few seconds ago

Wake up Bram! It has become 261 kilometers.

285km through dredging weather with a lot of wind and rain on a trail without whisper asphalt and not a meter flat. The one who wins today has not stolen it in advance. It will be a heroic course. #WKyorkshire

Avatar AuthorBram TankinkMoment of places10: 15 - 29 September 2019

10 minutes ago

260 km to go - An extra reason to watch out for Greg van Avermaet. The Belgian is wholesaler in places of honor in Yorkshire.

Greg Van Avermaet in Yorkshire: 2014 @letour Stage 2 - 🥈2018 @letouryorkshire Stage 2 - 🥈2018 @letouryorkshire GC - 🏆2019 @letouryorkshire Stage 3 - 🥉2019 @letouryorkshire Stage 4 - 🥇2019 @ Yorkshire2019 ??? # Yorkshire2019

Avatar Author🌈 Yorkshire 2019Moment of places10: 11 - 29 September 2019

13 minutes ago

Another 261 km - Due to the continuing bad weather, viewers are at the mercy of the TV engines. There will be no helicopter images.

14 minutes ago

Another 261 km - We are on our way! Riders pass the starting line and ride through the neutral zone.

15 minutes ago

National coach Moerenhout and associates drive in the fifth car.

# Yorkshire2019 - Team cars order.

Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Time of places 10: 01 - 29 September 2019

16 minutes ago

He is only taking part in a World Championship on the road for the first time, but Van der Poel is clearly a favorite with English bookmakers.

  • Mathieu van der Poel (Dutch) 28/11
  • Peter Sagan (Svk) 5/1
  • Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) 7/1
  • Philippe Gilbert (Bel) 12/1
  • Michael Matthews (Aus) 22/1

17 minutes ago

Still 261 km - The riders are still standing, because the procedure is still running out. Jury members are still in consultation with each other.

22 minutes ago

Who will be world champion?

  • Mathieu van der Poel
  • Julian Alaphilippe
  • Peter Sagan
  • Greg van Avermaet
  • Phillipe Gilbert
  • Someone else

24 minutes ago

Another 261 km - The 197 riders are ready for the start in Leeds in their rain jackets.

28 minutes ago

Also on the part that is not shortened it can sometimes slip and slide for the riders.

IldeBilde tatt nå i morgentimene fra dagens VM-løype i @ Yorkshire2019. Take the fish pt mange steder along løypa⚠️📷: Markus Lærum / Safe Cycling # Yorkshire2019🌈

Avatar AuthorChristian P PaascheMoment of places08: 12 - 29 September 2019

32 minutes ago

Moerenhout understands organization decision
National coach Koos Moerenhout understands the decision of the organization to shorten the course, he tells Sporza . "Given the weather conditions, nobody is really sorry that the course has been shortened. But it does influence the course. In principle, the course is a little easier to control."

36 minutes ago

Mathieu's biggest competitors
Today, Mathieu van der Poel will probably pay most attention to men like Julian Alaphillipe and Peter Sagan , riders who have often proved that they have a strong final shot in the legs after a tough course. But flat names also like Greg van Avermaet, Phillipe Gilbert, Michael Matthews and Alejandro Valverde. And who knows, maybe super talent Remco Evenepoel can show something beautiful.

an hour ago

The revised schedule with the expected transit times. Note: these are the British times. The finish therefore takes place around 4:30 PM Dutch time.

Revised Timings for the Men Elite Road Race @ Yorkshire2019 # Yorkshire2019

Avatar AuthorUCIMoment of places08: 45 - September 29, 2019

an hour ago

For the fans in Harrogate, the adjustment works out well: they see the riders pass by twice more. The organization has shortened the run for the loop in Harrogate by fifty kilometers. The deleted kilometers are partly compensated by the two extra laps.

an hour ago

The riders will no longer have to ride on this flooded road in Buttertubs. The villages of Bainbridge, Hawes, Muker, Gunnerside, Reeth and Grinton Moor are now also being skipped.

@ Yorkshire2019 Bottom of Buttertubs

Avatar Author Nathan Robert LambMoment of places08: 55 - September 29, 2019

an hour ago

Primoz Roglic is ready for the road race!

Riders signing the @globalautocare car at the start in Leeds including @lavuelta winner @rogla 🙌 # Yorkshire2019

Avatar Author🌈 Yorkshire 2019Moment of places09: 14 - 29 September 2019

an hour ago

The road race of the men at the World Cycling Championships was postponed and shortened due to heavy rain. The trail is now eleven kilometers shorter. The peloton will hear the starting signal at 10 am.

an hour ago

Moerenhout has put together a strong and experienced team around Van der Poel, including men such as Bauke Mollema, Dylan van Baarle and Niki Terpstra. "It is special and logical at the same time that these types of riders want to ride for Mathieu. The boys also know that Mathieu is outstanding in this area and is naturally a finisher." [3/3]

an hour ago

Van der Poel made a great impression this season with ten victories in 26 race days, culminating in the Amstel Gold Race. Moerenhout contacted him early in the spring. "Not to persuade Mathieu to drive the World Cup on the road, but to present him the facts. I gave him the confidence that he would be the leader."

2 hours ago

National coach guards euphoria around Van der Poel
The expectations around Mathieu van der Poel for the road race at the World Cup are sky high, but coach Koos Moerenhout emphasizes that the first Dutch world title for men in 34 years is still a fact. "As a team we should not go along with the euphoria around Mathieu. It is motivating to be at the start with a top favorite, but it will be a tough course." [1/3]

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