Road World Championships, Florencia

  • Dates: Sunday, twenty two September – Sunday, 29 September

Coverage: Men’s time trial (Wed), can certainly road race (Sat) and mens road race (Sun) live on BBC Two, Red Button and BBC Sport website (UK only). Live text commentary on BBC Sports activity website of men’s time trial, women’s road race and mens road race

Sir Bradley Wiggins feels even better prepared for the Road World Competition time trial than he do for his
win on the London Olympics.

Wiggins, 33, secured an impressive time trial victory on the way to
successful last week’s Tour of Britain.

He believes they are now ready to challenge for a
first ever road world title, in Italy on Wednesday.

“I’ve probably done more specific work for this than [the Olympics], ” Wiggins said.

“I’m as prepared since I’ll ever be for a time-trial. I feel good, just focused and able to go.

“I know what I’ve got to do, I’ve just have got to go out and put it together. “

Over the 58km course in Tuscany, Wiggins is scheduled to go off third last in the field at fourteen: 09 BST, just after the
2012 world silver medallist Taylor swift Phinney.

Five-time planet champion Fabian Cancellara is off 90 seconds after Wiggins, along with two-time defending world champion Tony Martin last to start at fourteen: 12 BST.

Great Britain’s Alex Dowsett, British time trial champion on three occasions, goes in 13: 52 BST.

Wiggins feels victory in the Road World Competition would be the perfect way to end a difficult year that saw him
forced out of the Giro d’Italia because of illness and then
skip the chance to retain his Tour de France title.

He added: “It would be fantastic, only to add it to the Olympic name would be up there with our best achievements.

“It’s a beautiful course. It’ll be one of the best courses I’ve ridden. It’s very straightforward.

“It’s going to end up being tough for a lot of people but if you’re in good shape, it’s a great course. “