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Zipp Athletes Ready to Take on World at Yorkshire


Anna van der Breggen waits the presentation of the rainbow jersey a year ago. Photo by Velofocus

Zipp athletes are ready to take on the world in Yorkshire. The UCI Road World Championships Sept. 21-29 brings the world’s best riders to a major hotbed for cycling, Great Britain.

Defending Elite Women’s Road Race champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) of the Netherlands is a top threat to repeat. Past winners Chantal Blaak (the Netherlands) and Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) also are looking to retake the rainbow jersey. Amazingly, Boels-Dolmans riders have won the past four Elite Women’s titles (van der Breggen, 2018; Blaak, 2017; Dideriksen, 2016; and Lizzie Armitstead Deignan, 2015) aboard Zipp wheels. CANYON//SRAM Racing is well represented with contenders including Lisa Klein (Germany) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Poland). Sisters Alice and Hannah Barnes also will be racing on home soil.

American Chloé Dygert Owen, who broke onto the international stage winning road and time trial world titles as a junior aboard Zipp in 2015, is on form after dominating the recent Colorado Classic.

Another young talent is Tom Pidcock (Team WIGGINS Le Col) of Great Britain. He’ll have extra motivation to capture the U23 title on home soil. He already captured the U23 cyclocross world title in Denmark this year. In the U23 time trial, Mikkel Bjerg (Hagens Berman Axeon) of Denmark will look to defend his title.

In the Elite Men’s race, Team KATUSHA ALPECIN Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Nils Politt of Germany have shown their strength recently with strong performances at the Vuelta a Espana and Tour of Britain respectively. Also, Alex Dowsett of Great Britain is a time trial specialist to keep an eye on.

Zipp Roster for UCI Road World Championship

Boels-Dolmans Pro Cycling (Elite Women)

Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) – road race, time trial

Amy Pieters (Netherlands) – road race

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) – road race

Katie Hall (United States) – road race

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) – road race

Christine Majerus (Luxemburg) – road race

Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada) – road race, time trial


Lisa Klein of Germany is strong against the clock. Photo by VeloFocus

CANYON//SRAM Racing (Elite Women)

Alena Amialiusik (Belarus) – road race, time trial

Elena Cecchini (Italy) – road race

Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) – road race

Kasia Niewiadoma (Poland) – road race

Rotem Gafinovitz (Israel) – road race, time trial

Omer Shapira (Israel) – road race, time trial

Lisa Klein (German) – road race, time trial

Ella Harris (New Zealand) – road race

Alice Barnes (Great Britain) – road race, time trial

Hannah Barnes (Great Britain) – road race


Chloé Dygert Owen is on form. Photo by Jered Gruber

Sho-Air Twenty20 Professional Cycling (Elite Women)

Chloé Dygert Owen (United States) – road race, time trial


Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal showed his strength at the recent Vuelta a España. Photo by Getty Sport


Ruben Guerreiro (Portugal) – road race

Nils Politt (Germany) – road race, time trial

Nathan Haas (Australia) – road race

Dmitry Stakhov (Russia) – road race

Marco Haller (Austria) – road race

Alex Dowsett (Great Britain) – time trial


Mikkel Bjerg is a budding time trial specialist. Photo by Jan Brychta

Hagens Berman Axeon (U23 Men)

Ian Garrison (United States) – road race, time trial

Kevin Vermaerke (United States) – road race

Mikkel Bjerg (Denmark) – road race, time trial

Andre Carvalho (Portugal) – road race

Team WIGGINS Le Col (U23 Men)

Tom Pidcock (Great Britain) – road race

Ben Healy (Ireland) – road race, time trial

James Fouche (New Zealand) – road race

Samuel Jenner (Australia) – road race


Please visit the SRAM studio, located in the heart of Harrogate.

Saturday, Sept. 21

9-10am: Mixed relay training – Harrogate

Para-cycling - Multiple races throughout the day - Harrogate

Sunday, Sept. 22

1:10-3:37pm: TT Mixed relay race - Harrogate

Monday, Sept. 23

10:10-11:22am Women Junior ITT - Harrogate

13:10-4:41pm Men Junior ITT - Harrogate

Tuesday, Sept. 24

10:10-12:29pm Men U23 ITT – Start in Ripon/ Finish in Harrogate

2:40-4:45pm Women Elite ITT – Start in Ripon/ Finish in Harrogate

Wednesday, Sept. 25

10-12pm Road Race training – Harrogate Circuit only

1:10-4:04pm Men Elite ITT - Start in Northallerton/ Finish in Harrogate

Thursday, Sept. 26

12-15:25pm Men Junior Road Race – Start in Richmond/ Finish in Harrogate

Friday, Sept. 27

8:40-11:05am Women Junior Road Race – Starting in Doncaster/ Finish in Harrogate

2:10-7:21pm Men U23 Road Race– Starting in Doncaster/ Finish in Harrogate

Saturday, Sept. 28

11:40am-15.36pm Women Elite Road Race – Starting in Bradford/ Finish in Harrogate

Sunday, Sept. 29

8:40am-3.49pm Men Elite Road Race – Starting in Leeds/ Finish in Harrogate