Gallery: A Van der Poel masterclass in a soggy Worlds road race

Terrific photos from an action-packed elite men's road race at the Glasgow 'Super Worlds'.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 07.08.2023 Photography by
Kristof Ramon and Jered & Ashley Gruber
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The 2023 Cycling ‘Super Worlds’ is well underway, with riders in a whole bunch of disciplines duking it out in Scotland to win rainbow bands for the next 12 months. While the road events are spread throughout the meet, several have already been held, including one of the marquee events: Sunday’s elite men’s road race.

It was an eventful race. Protestors halted the race for most of an hour, the racing was very aggressive on the gnarly finishing circuit, and there were a bunch of crashes as rain fell in Glasgow, among them Mathieu van der Poel who hit the deck while leading solo, but still managed to win by more than 90 seconds.

Join us as we relive the action, through the lens of photographers Kristof Ramon and Ashley and Jered Gruber.

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