The UCI will not modify its plan to organize the elite male time trial of the Road World Championships on the last day of the Tour de France, leaving former world champions Tom Dumoulin and Tony Martin and Primoz Roglic to one side of the title race, according to Wielerflits.nl.
The UCI Road World Championship calendar has remained unchanged despite a major reshuffle of the Grand Tours, Classics and other major races towards the end of the season following the blocking of the coronavirus pandemic. Wielerflits
has received confirmation from the UCI that the men’s time trial, which faces the last stage of the Tour, will not be moved.
Due to take place in Aigle, Switzerland, on September 20, the same day as the last stage of the parade in Paris, the Elite men’s individual time trial will force tough decisions for many top runners.Jumbo-Visma has confirmed to Wielerflits that it will reconsider its previous focus on the world time trial with Dumoulin, Primoz Roglic, Tony Martin and Wout van Aert – and even if these riders are selected by their national teams, they will not be not available due to the Tour de France conflict.
The choice will be difficult for other high level riders but helps those who focus on the Giro d’Italia. The 20129 world champion Rohan Dennis had to drive the Corsa Rosa and could thus defend his crown, while the finalist Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quickstep) could once again be his greatest rival before also heading to the Giro d’Italia
The Aigle-Martigny organizers also announced Friday that the Swiss championships will be held on the World Cup circuit on August 22 as a test event.