The 21-year-old Eritrean hopes that his silver medal in the U23 men's road race will turn to gold in years to come.
David Lappartient was re-elected to a four-year term as UCI president during the UCI Congress while junior and U23 riders endured endless crashes.
Biniam Ghirmay delivers Eritrea's first worlds medal in second, and Olav Kooij (Netherlands) kicks to third.
Remco Evenepoel pushes back against Eddy Merckx's accusations of selfishness, pledges to race for van Aert in Sunday's road race.
Riders give big thumbs down to integrated women's elite and U23 race, while Lizzie Deignan slaps down Patrick Lefevere for comments on women's cycling.
The Norwegian took the rainbow bands under cloudy skies after an aggressive finale to the men's junior road race in Leuven, with USA's Colby Simmons in 15th.
2011 world champion Cavendish crushes last-minute climbing camp as sprinters eye possibility of men's road race being decided by a bunch kick.
In between the world championship time trials and the road races, the VN crew checks in from Mechelen, Belgium.
Worlds notebook: Behind the UCI’s stunning gravel announcement, and four more years for David Lappartient
The world championships provide the dramatic backdrop to release decisions often made behind closed doors months before.
From the Dutch going for five in a row to unpredictable racing and a whole load of attacking.
The mixed team relay got its second outing at the worlds in Flanders on Wednesday. It got a resounding thumbs up from the pros, who say it's harder than a traditional TTT.
Tony Martin of Team Germany took home gold in the final race of his career.
A motivated German team featuring a retiring Tony Martin knocked back the Dutch and Italians to win the gold medal in the new discipline.
France's first world champion since 1997 discovered the rainbow jersey comes packed with expectations and burdens.
VN news ticker: French name support riders for Julian Alaphilippe, Patrick Lefevere causes stir again
Here's what's making news on Wednesday, September 22.
Asma Jan and Kanza Malik were the first women from Pakistan to compete in an international cycling event when they competed in the elite time trial in Bruges.
Sure, van Aert is top favorite, we all know that. But who are the riders likely to shade him into silver at this weekend's men's road race? We've ranked them all.
The top young men and elite women face off against the clock in Flanders, Belgium
Junior time trials: Gustav Wang takes another Danish gold, Alena Ivanchenko beats back Zoe Bäckstedt
Russian rider continues her domination in junior time trialing with a narrow victory to claim Russia's second straight junior world time trial crown.
Love it or loathe it, the mixed relay is back at the world championships and Filippo Ganna, Ellen van Dijk, and Annemiek van Vleuten will be racing. Here's what you need to know.
The Olympic road race champion had to ride with damaged forks after an ill-fitted component came loose during training.
World championships notebook: Debate over U23’s heats up, Óscar Freire says doping culture marred his career
Some say it's unfair to allow WorldTour-level riders to race in the U23 category, while three-time world champion Óscar Freire says the EPO Era undermined his career.
Amber Neben broke her pelvis in three places when a car driver turned into her path during training. The 46-year-old led the U.S. home with Leah Thomas taking 14th.
Filippo Ganna defended his world championship title in the “race of truth.”
Van Dijk scores third-straight TT world title for Dutch team, beating Marlen Reusser and Annemiek van Vleuten.
Born in London, Chris Symonds represented Ghana for the second time in the worlds time trial. The House of Commons employee will be back at work this week.
Uno-X rider beats Luke Plapp and Florian Vermeersch to continue long streak of Danish U23 TT domination, Magnus Sheffield places 10th.
The four-time individual TT world champion bows out of discipline with best performance in five years: 'I think I will get a bit more emotional when I’m alone.'
World championships women’s time trial start times, from Leah Thomas through Marlen Reusser, Annemiek van Vleuten
Here are the start times of all 50 riders racing for the women's world title Monday, with Annemiek van Vleuten last down the ramp at 16:02 CET.
World championships: Lawson Craddock and Brandon McNulty looking for more in road race after quiet TT start
Lawson Craddock and Brandon McNulty are both upbeat about Team USA's chances in next week's road races.
World championships notebook: Tadej Pogačar back among mere mortals, and who’s more popular, Remco Evenepoel or Wout van Aert?
Remco Evenepoel says his power now is even better than before his crash last year at Il Lombardia as fans show up en masse for worlds opener.
The Danish rider missed out on a podium place by two seconds to Remco Evenepoel, and now turns his focus to the road race.
Remco Evenepoel assures Belgium two of three podium spots in the individual time trial, but Italian betters home-road favorites against the clock.
World championships: What Filippo Ganna, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel and more said after tense TT test
Here are the reactions from the top stars of the worlds TT, from Wout van Aert's dejection to Filippo Ganna's elation.
Ganna tops van Aert and Remco Evenepoel with blazing 54.3kph ride over 43 kilometers: 'In my head I just dreamed to win again today.'
World championships time trial start times, from Brandon McNulty through Wout van Aert and Filippo Ganna
Here are the start times of all 58 riders racing for the rainbow jersey Sunday, with Filippo Ganna last down the ramp at 16:05 CET.
Former pro and television presenter struck by van driver in Zeebrugge while working at worlds for Danish media.
World championships time trial: Our favorites, takes on the mixed relay, and why the TTT should come back
With time trials opening the UCI road world championships, we dig into who is going to claim the first rainbow jerseys of Flanders 2021.
Van Aert prioritises road race over TT, teammate Remco Evenepoel vows to give maximum in time trial medal push and road race support role.
Can Primož Roglič or Tadej Pogačar become first grand tour champs in 32 years to win a road race world title?
Greg LeMond was the last reigning grand tour champion to claim a world title back in 1989. Can Roglič or Pogačar end the drought?
Wout van Aert will be among the favorites for gold in Sunday's time trial, perhaps setting him up for a rare double rainbow jersey sweep.
Worlds TTs: The favorites, the weather, why Australia isn’t fielding a team, and can anyone stop the ‘two Vans’?
Who can stop Wout van Aert and Annemiek van Vleuten? A few stars are missing for the marquee races against the clock, but deep fields are packed with favorites.
After winning the 2015 world championships, Deignan will be racing with nothing to lose at the Flanders road race next weekend.
The Dutch rider says Paris-Roubaix Femmes will be a 'milestone' in women's racing and would like to be there to soak it in, but is unsure if she'll go.
VN news ticker: Michael Valgren doubles up in Italy, Caleb Ewan leaves Luxembourg ahead of worlds bid
Here's the news making headlines for Friday, September 17.
Annemiek van Vleuten has come close to taking the time trial and road race world titles in the same year, can she do it in Flanders?
Italian veteran hoping for a similar scenario but different outcome from 2019 as he pedals into world championships prepared to embrace new opportunity.
Marlen Reusser is still coming to terms with her swift rise in cycling but she's not ready to stop achieving and she wants a rainbow jersey to add to her collection.
VN news ticker: Marc Hirschi solos to Tour of Luxembourg stage 2 win, Alberto Contador begins ride to Italy
Here's what's making headlines on Wednesday, September 15.
With a challenging course, deep fields, and compelling storylines, the Flanders worlds looks to be one for the history books.
Museum on wheels will be offering exhibits on world championship history across the venues in Flanders.
Uncertainty on Dutch worlds team: Anna van der Breggen won’t defend TT title, Mathieu van der Poel undecided
Mathieu van der Poel uncertain for road worlds but team adds him to start list for Paris-Roubaix, and Anna van der Breggen to skip TT defense.
VN news ticker: Giorgia Bronzini to Liv Racing sport director position, João Almeida wins Tour of Luxembourg opener
Here's the news making headlines for Tuesday, September 14.
Wout van Aert bolted to the top of the pro peloton while finding a place in the world's hearts – who wouldn't want to see him in a rainbow jersey?
Women's road racing isn't all about the Dutch: Here are the teams to watch out for at this year's worlds.
Primož Roglič to sit out world championships time trial, Tadej Pogačar to ride TT, road race for Slovenia
Olympic champion Roglič to sit out worlds time trial before joining Pogačar and Matej Mohorič for road race.
VN News ticker: Teniel Campbell powers to Tour de l’Ardèche stage 6 win, Kate Courtney and Keegan Swenson headline U.S. marathon MTB worlds
Here's the news making the headlines on Monday, September 13.
Anna van der Breggen will retire after the world championships. She's unsure if she will defend her time trial title but wants to help her team to gold in the road race.
Here's all you need to know for this year's worlds, including how to watch, who to watch, and when to watch.
Van der Poel blasts back to winning ways after struggling with injuries through summer, rates chances for world championships ‘better than 50/50.’
Marianne Vos has won almost everything but she still loves racing. She's in strong form this autumn and she is focused on the worlds and the first women's Paris-Roubaix.
Veteran American is coming off momentum from Vuelta a España, and said he expects an elite men's U.S. world champion 'within five years.'
Several big names are left off the Belgian elite men's road world championship team, while Van der Poel races for the first time on pavement since the Tour de France.
From Annemiek van Vleuten and Marlen Reusser riding high to Anna van der Breggen's lack of form. This is what we learned from Challenge by La Vuelta and what it means for the road worlds.
A series of long hilly stages in the UK make for perfect preparation two weeks ahead of Flanders world championships.
Grand tour rookie gets first taste of breakaway effort in stage 16 as he hones form and ambitions ahead of world championships, Paris-Roubaix.
Sagan to test knee after Tour de France crash and surgery at Benelux Tour and European champs ahead of late-season goals.
European and world championships and debut at Il Lombardia are targets in second half of 2021.
VN news ticker: Wout van Aert to lead Belgium at worlds road race; Remco Evenepoel wins solo at Brussels Cycling Classic
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, August 28.
American racer riding into unknown in first-ever first three week race as he sets long-view on worlds, Paris-Roubaix
Van der Poel continues to struggle with consequences of Olympic crash, team plans to decide next steps over the weekend.
Peter Sagan and Freddy Maertens discuss the art of sprinting, winning the rainbow jersey, Flanders without fans, and the long wait for Roubaix
Multi-time world champions Peter Sagan and Freddy Maertens compare notes on racing and perspective.
The Slovak great turned 31 on Tuesday, so to celebrate the birthday of a true superstar of cycling, we reflect on his five top moments.
Racing's COVID calendar wasn't all doom and gloom.
From Strade Bianche to the Tour de France, the abridged, altered, and jumbled up 2020 racing calendar delivered some of the most thrilling racing days we’ve seen in a while.
Flobikes will be the exclusive online streaming partner for UCI championship events for 2021-2024.
The 28-year-old Alaphilippe has often been a favorite in the race for the rainbow jersey, but until this past weekend, he always came up short.
We dive into the power numbers from this year’s men’s elite road cycling world championships in Imola, Italy.
'I don't think I've seen as many men crying as today,' said Deceuninck-Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere after greeting Alaphilippe in Imola.