The UCI road world championships concluded in Harrogate on Sunday with the men’s elite road race.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a race run off in terrible weather and with a surprising winner in Denmark’s Mads Pedersen.

There are interviews with Pedersen’s good friend and fellow Dane Michael Valgren, who was 6th, and with Mathieu van der Poel, Philippe Gilbert and French coach Thomas Voeckler.

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The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour 2019
In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go to https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events