How to watch the Time Trial World Championships 2023

Road 11/08/23 10:13 Migue A.

The Super World Road and Track Cycling Championships are underway and here's everything you need to know about the road and track specialties.

How to watch the 2023 Time Trial World Championships

Eurosport will provide full coverage of the 2023 Cycling World Championships. 

In the case of the track, Eurosport has scheduled the broadcasting of the morning and afternoon sessions, where the finals of the different events will be held during all the days of the competition.

The 2023 Super World Championship is here!

More than 200 rainbow jerseys will be at stake between August 3rd and 13th with the Scottish city of Glasgow as the nerve center of the first mega-event of the UCI in which they wanted to create a kind of Olympic Games of cycling by grouping practically all the modalities that depend on this international federation. Only some, such as gravel and, obviously, cyclo-cross, are left out of this great event that the UCI intends to repeat every 4 years.

The next one is already scheduled for 2027 in the French region of Haute-Savoie, while in the years that remain until then, the World Championships of the various disciplines will once again be held in the usual way and on the usual dates.

Key dates for the 2023 Road and Track World Championships

As we mentioned, the first and second week of August will turn Scotland into the epicenter of world cycling. In the particular case of the road cycling events, the elite road races will be divided between the two weekends of the event, while the rest of the week will be divided between the different time trial categories.

For its part, track cycling, which will be held at the spectacular Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow, will cover practically the entire period of the World Championships, with the various events taking place between August 3rd and 9th, with the striking novelty that the track para-cycling events are integrated into the same program.

Below we detail the dates of both disciplines. If you are also mountain bike enthusiasts you can check all the information about the dispute of this specialty as well as the dates and times of all competitions in this link.

Road cycling

  • August 5th - Saturday
    10:00 – Road Women Junior
    13:00 – Road Men Junior
  • August 6th - Sunday
    09:30 – Road Men Elite
  • August 8th - Tuesday
    13:00 – Time Trial Mixed Relay
  • August 9th - Wednesday
    14:30 – Individual Time Trial Men U23
  • August 10th - Thursday
    11:15 – Individual Time Trial Women Junior
    14:00 – Individual Time Trial Women Elite
  • August 11th - Friday
    10:00 – Individual Time Trial Men Junior
    14:35 – Individual Time Trial Men Elite
  • August 12th - Saturday
    11:30 – Road Men U23
  • August 13th - Sunday
    12:00 – Road Women Elite

Track Cycling

  • August 3rd - Thursday
    19:50 – Women Individual Pursuit Finals
    20:19 – Women Sprint Finals
    20:27 – Men Scratch Race
  • August 4th - Friday
    20:01 – Women Scratch Race
    20:33 – Men Sprint Finals
  • August 5th - Saturday
    19:07 – Men Team Pursuit Finals
    20:28 – Women Team Pursuit Finals
  • August 6th - Sunday
    14:41 – Men Omnium: Scratch
    18:22 – Men Omnium: Tempo Race
    18:34 – Women Elimination Race
    19:01 – Men Individual Pursuit Finals
    19:16 – Men Omnium: Elimination
    19:57 – Women Keirin Finals
    20:12 – Men Omnium: Points Race
  • August 7th - Monday
    18:28 – Men Elimination Race
    18:55 – Men Sprint Finals
    19:34 – Women Madison
  • August 8th - Tuesday
    17:25 – Men 1KM Time Trial 
    18:42 – Women Points Race
    19:44 – Men Madison
  • August 9th - Wednesday
    17:38 – Women Omnium: Scratch
    18:19 – Women Omnium: Tempo Race
    18:33 – Women Sprint Finals
    18:58 – Women Omnium: Elimination
    19:15 – Men Points Race
    20:11 – Men Keirin Finals
    20:21 – Women Omnium: Points Race

Note: Only dates and times of finals are shown in the track calendar.

Favorites to win the rainbow road jersey

Spectacular line-up that will take part in this atypical World Cycling Championships 2023 in which most of the best riders in the world will be present and in dates that bring together those who come with the form of the Tour de France, those who are in full progression to race after the World Championship in La Vuelta a España and those who have prepared specifically for this event.

Impossible to give a number one favorite although, if we had to choose, perhaps that honor would have to go to the reigning World Champion Remco Evenepoel who a few days ago showed in the San Sebastian Classic that he arrives in the ideal form to Glasgow although, as happened two years ago in Flanders, it is possible that he will have to share gallons with Wout van Aert, although the recent paternity of the Jumbo-Visma rider and not having shown his usual power throughout the Tour de France perhaps raise more doubts about his options.

Speaking of Van Aert, it is inevitable to place Mathieu van der Poel in the list of aspirants to wear the rainbow, who, after last year's incident in Australia, has prepared with care for the World Championships, having left in the Tour the feeling that he went to that race simply to train.

Although the not very selective World Championship circuit is not, a priori, the most appropriate for his characteristics, if we have learned anything in recent times is that Tadej Pogacar is the favorite in any race in which he takes part. He will be Slovenia's absolute leader as neither Matej Mohoric nor Primoz Roglic will take part, the latter focused on his assault on what would be his 4th victory in La Vuelta a España.

Given the good sensations he left us in the Tour and with the forecast, although there are still several days left and everything can change, that it will be a rainy World Championship, it is necessary to include in the betting pool another former World Champion as Mads Pedersen who will find in the Scottish roads similar conditions to those that helped him to win the precious multicolored garment in Yorkshire. Besides, at his side he will have another rider who has done a fantastic Tour de France as Mattias Skjelmose and who could also be among those who dispute the victory, especially considering the tremendous level of the Danish team, almost at the level of the Belgian one.

As far as the time trial is concerned, the number 1 favorite should be, on paper, the Italian Filippo Ganna, especially since he will not have competed in the road race. The rider from Verbania is one of the victims of the concentration of dates of this super World Cycling 2023 and has had to sacrifice his participation in the road race and the individual pursuit on track, of which he is reigning World Champion, to prioritize the team pursuit, a race of greater importance for his country as one of the few survivors of the depleted Olympic track cycling program and which will be held between August 3rd and 5th, from there, he will have another 5 days to prepare thoroughly for the individual time trial.

Of course, in front of him he will have a tough nut to crack as Remco Evenepoel who already showed during the Giro d'Italia that he is able to ride on the TT as fast or faster than the Italian. Wout van Aert will also face the individual race, here perhaps with more chances to do well than in the road race at least from what he saw during the time trial of the Tour where, according to his own words, he was the first of the humans after Vingegaard and Pogacar. A Tadej Pogacar who also starts as a favorite against the time trial, as we said before, he is always a favorite in all the races in which he participates.



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