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by Mark Zalewski
January 25, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gaviria wins San Juan opener in confusing finish with peloton misdirected; Nicole Cooke critical of British Cycling and UK Anti Doping, questions Team Sky; Behind closed doors at the Tour Down Under with Katusha-Alpecin; Pauwels and van der Poel post doping control forms on social media; Nizzolo nursing knee injury, delays season start; Costs for 2015 Grand Depart city of Utrecht rise again, shortfall nearly 600,000 euros; Irish team for CX nationals after all?; Bart Wellens rides the World Championship course; Dutch sprinter Laurine van Riessen joins Matrix Pro Cycling; Montana lawmaker drafts bill to ban cycling on rural roads; 12th Brompton World Championship announced; CyclingTips to livestream Race Melbourne, the Cadel’s Race curtain-raiser criterium; Motorcyclist, driving in bike lane, meets karma.
The 12th Brompton World Championship final will take place on Saturday July 29 as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. The folding bike company hosts several events throughout the year around the world.
“The 2016 final was the best yet with riders from 34 countries travelling to London to participate. It was a star-studded line up including retired British Cyclists David Millar and Michael Hutchinson, Paralympic cyclist Tom Staniford as well as a team of BBC journalists. We also had the national champions from 12 BWC Final qualifying events.”
The event features a “Le Mans” start with each competitor racing to his or her bike, having to unfold it first before taking-off on the circuit. And as you can see in the video, lycra is notably absent.
“It’s great to see this iconic British event held in London as part of Prudential RideLondon,” said CEO Will Butler-Adams.
The Brompton World Championship is a great way to showcase the joy of cycling and how a Brompton bike is a surprisingly fast and nimble way of getting around the city.”