UCI World Cycling Championships: Day two of first ever 'mega event'

The second day gets under way on Friday with events in Glasgow, Fort William and Perth.

The UCI World Cycling Championships is under way after the first ever international ‘mega event’ kicked off on Thursday in Glasgow and Fort William.

Day two of ten sees a similarly busy schedule as further races are held across the country.

More than 8,000 cyclists are set to participate in the contests, from August 3 to 13, at a variety of interesting and picturesque venues across the country.

Among them are some of Scotland’s finest, including Katie Archibald and Neil Fachey, with no fewer than 30 Scots selected for the Great Britain squad.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Nevis Range in Fort William will again host a series of events with Perth also take part as the Grand Fondo and Media Fondo races take place at the Scone Palace.

First on the agenda will be qualifiers for the Women Elite Team Pursuit, Women Elite 500m Time Trial, Men B 1km Time Trial, Men C3 1km Time Trial and Men C4 1km Time Trial take place at the velodrome in Glasgow.

Sessions begin at 9.30am in the arena named after Scotland’s most successful Olympian.

Then a handful of medals will be handed out in the later events at the same arena when a string of finals for events including the Men B 1km Time Trial, Women C2 Individual Pursuit, Men C4 1km Time Trial, Women Elite 500m Time Trial and Men Elite Team Sprint take place with the races beginning at 5.15pm.

The Media Fondo, which will see competitors take on a distance of 85.7km at a Palace, begins at 10am before the Gran Fondo, with a distance of 160.3km, starts just less than an hour later at 10.50am.

The Fort William sessions at the Nevis Range begin at midday with the Women Elite and Men Elite qualifiers taking place before the Woman Junior and Men Junior finals.

Day one recap:

The first off-road racing on Thursday saw the women’s juniors take to the downhill MTB course in Fort William to qualify for Friday’s finals.

New Zealand’s Erice Van Leuven and Poppy Lane took first and third place respectively with Team GB’s Aimi Kenyon sandwiched between the two.

Jody Cundy set a new world record at the final race of an engaging first session at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome as he came out on top in the men’s C4 omnium 200m time trial.

Caroline Groot of the Netherlands came out on top at the Women C5 500m time trial qualifiers, with Marie Patouillet and Nicole Murray of New Zealand in third.

Great Britain’s defence of their men’s team pursuit world title ended in a crash in qualifying, Charlie Tanfield slipped coming out of the final corner at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome, and with Britain already down to three riders at that point they did not set an official time and went out of the competition.

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