World Championships mixed time trial confirmed for Yorkshire 2019
Sep 26 2018 08:44 pm CET

World Championships mixed time trial confirmed for Yorkshire 2019
World Championships mixed time trial confirmed for Yorkshire 2019
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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced a mixed time trial for the Road World Championships and it will be introduced at the 2019 championships of Yorkshire.

As it was rumoured in the last days, the current team time trial competition will be replaced with a mixed relay reserved for national teams. Each team will have six riders: three men and three women.

The event will start off with the male riders completing a lap and then doing a relay to three female riders. The team's final placing is decided according to the time taken when the second woman crosses the finish line and all the six riders of the winning team will be awarded the rainbow jersey.

The mixed relay will be part of the Yorkshire 2019 programme and is set to take place on the first Sunday of the World Championships. "The mixed relay team time trial reserved for national teams is the latest step towards greater gender equality in cycling. Between 2012 and 2018, the team time trial was a showcase for UCI-registered teams," said UCI President David Lappartient.

"The new format will shine the spotlight on the National Federations and their riders while promoting equality between men and women. The mixed relay will also have a positive effect on the budgets of the teams and the organisers. This is a significant step towards achieving the UCI's major objectives of increasing the attractiveness of our World Championships, developing women’s cycling and promoting National Federations."



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