Gallery: The ultimate race of attrition at Road Worlds

The final event in the 2023 Cycling World Championships was a doozy.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 14.08.2023 Photography by
Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber, and Cor Vos
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Even though the top favourite won the women’s road race world title, that didn’t make the race any less thrilling. Lotte Kopecky was pushed to her limit by her many rivals, and by an incredibly difficult finishing circuit, in what was a dizzyingly dynamic and hard-fought race around Glasgow.

The Belgian attacked multiple times but was never able to get away. At least not until a move finally stuck with around 5.5 km remaining, and the 27-year-old was free, riding away to the win so many predicted.

As the first-ever cycling ‘Super Worlds’ comes to a close, join us for a look back at the final road event: the elite and U23 women’s road race. In the gallery below you’ll see photos from Kristof Ramon and Ashley & Jered Gruber, plus a handful of podium shots from the Cor Vos photo agency.

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