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Video: Splish splosh at the World Championships

Shimano service car video shows just how bad conditions were as Rui Costa took the win

On Sunday, in atrocious conditions, Rui Costa of Portugal rode to victory in the men’s road race of the World Championships. The entire British squad, including Chris Froome, pulled out of the race. 

So conditions must have been really bad then. The live footage of the race didn’t quite get across the scale of just how bad the weather was, which the riders endured for over 7-hours. This video, shot from the Shimano neutral support car, does however. There are crashes aplenty, multiple punctures and lots and lots of water. A tough day at the office for those riders who finished the race.

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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