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Fast Facts About the Road Cycling World Championship

Sky's Christopher Froome competes during the 15th stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a España on September 7, 2014. Froome will be riding for Great Britain in the Worlds. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)
Sky's Christopher Froome competes during the 15th stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a España on September 7, 2014. Froome will be riding for Great Britain in the Worlds. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID—With the Grand Tours over and done with, it’s time to get ready for the road cycling world championships. Many of the biggest names in...




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