The final chapter of the 2019 road cycling season culminates with the crowning of new world champions who are awarded the privilege of wearing the rainbow bands for the coming year. Riders from around the world across the junior, under-23 and elite ranks will chase the worlds titles in Yorkshire, England from Sept. 22 to 29. The week-long competition begins with the new mixed-gender team time trials on Sunday, Sept. 22 and concludes with the men’s elite road race on Sunday, Sept. 29.

For Canadian cycling fans eagerly awaiting to watch the world’s top road cyclists go head-to-head, they will have a few options to watch the action. The races will not be broadcast on any Canadian sports channels but instead will be available on FloBikes.

Following the TTT which will be raced in national teams with both men and women riders, the individual time trials takes place at the start of the week before transitioning into the much-anticipated road races. The elite women race on Saturday, Sept. 28 with the elite men closing out the competition on Sunday, Sept. 29 in a 280 km road race. All the races feature the same finishing circuit in Harrogate, North Yorkshire but each road race course tackles slightly different approaches. The 150 km women’s race starts in Bradford with the men heading out from Leeds.

For watching pro cycling legally in Canada, there’s no where with a more comprehensive broadcast schedule than FloBikes. FloSports is a distributor of live digital sporting events. To get started with FloBikes, you will need to purchase a subscription package. You can pay for a calendar year of FloBikes content which will cost $150 and come out to $13 a month. With the subscription, you can watch events live, and gain access to highlights and replays. You can watch FloBikes on your computer or using the FloSports app through Roku, Apple TV 4 or your IOS device.

Canada will have a roster of 26 riders in Yorkshire for the road world championships. Last year’s elite men’s bronze medalist Michael Woods headlines the men’s squad while national champion Karol-Ann Canuel leads a versatile women’s team. In the U23 men’s ranks, GP Montreal KOM winner Nick Zukowsky looks set for a breakthrough ride. Road, ITT and crit junior women’s champion Magdeleine Vallières-Mill will be one to watch as will first-year juniors, road champion Raphael Parisella and time trial champion Jacob Rubuliak, in the junior men’s competitions.

Michael Woods
World Champion bronze medalist Michael Woods on the attack in Innsbruck.

Apart from the world championships, FloBikes will show cyclocross races throughout the winter and the final Monument of the road season, Il Lombardia. In 2020, FloBikes will broadcast a large portion of the WorldTour cycling calendar including the Tour de France and ASO’s other races such as Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Course by Le Tour de France and the Tour of California. In 2020, with a FloBikes subscription, you’ll be able to watch all three Grand Tours and the five Monuments of cycling in one place. Additionally, with a FloBikes package, you’ll be able to watch the 2020 UCI Road World Championships, the Flanders Classics events and the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. The list goes on to include Strade Bianche, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec et Montreal, the Tour de Suisse, the Hammer Series and the UCI Cyclocross World Championships along with numerous other UCI races on the WorldTour and continental circuits.

2019 Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships Schedule (EST)

Date  Event  Start Time  End Time
 Sept. 22  Mixed TTT  7:00 am  10:00 am
 Sept. 23  Women Junior ITT  4:00 am  6:05 am
 Sept. 23  Men Junior ITT  7:30 am  11:00 am
 Sept. 24  Men U23 ITT  4:00 am  6:50 am
 Sept. 24  Women Elite ITT  8:30 am  11:10 am
 Sept. 25  Men Elite ITT  7:00 am  10:10 am
 Sept. 26  Men Junior Road Race  6:00 am  10:10 am
 Sept. 27  Women Junior Road Race  2:30 am  10:40 am
 Sept. 27  Men U23 Road Race  8:00 am  1:30 pm
 Sept. 28  Elite Women Road Race  5:30 am  10:05 am
 Sept. 29  Elite Men Road Race  2:30 am  9:50 am

 

Karol-Ann Canuel was the top finisher crossing the line in sixth in the 2018 women’s world championships.

Team Canada for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships

Elite Men

Guillaume Boivin – Montreal [RR]

Antoine Duchesne – Saguenay, Que. [RR]

Hugo Houle – Sainte-Perpétue, Que. [TT, RR]

Benjamin Perry – St.Catharines, Ont. [RR]

James Piccoli – Montreal [RR]

Mike Woods – Ottawa [RR]

Elite Women

Marie-Soleil Blais – Saint-Rosaire, Que. [RR]

Karol-Ann Canuel – Gatineau, Que. [TT, RR]

Gillian Ellsay – Courtenay, B.C. [RR]

Alison Jackson – Vermilion, Alta. [RR]

Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin – Neuville, Que. [RR]

Sara Poidevin – Canmore, Alta. [RR]

Under-23 Men

Evan Burtnik – Edmonton [RR]

Pier-André Côté – Levis, Que. [RR]

Laurent Gervais – Montreal [RR]

Nickolas Zukowsky – Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Que. [TT, RR]

Junior Women

Adèle Desgagnés – Montreal [RR]

Laury Milette – Gatineau, Que. [RR]

Camille Primeau – Rosemère, Que. [TT, RR]

Magdeleine Vallières-Mill – Sherbrooke, Que. [TT, RR]

Junior Men

Lukas Carreau – La Prairie, Que. [RR]

Tristan Jussaume – Contrecoeur, Que. [TT]

Raphael Parisella – Boucherville, Que. [RR]

Riley Pickrell – Victoria [RR]

Jacob Rubuliak – Kelowna, B.C. [TT, RR]

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