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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    Click the tab at the top of this page to keep watching the medal ceremony and more reaction from Harrogate.

    That's it for this live text as I head off to write the report of Mads Pedersen's stunning victory in the men's elite road race.

    A shock winner to round off a week of thrilling - and often very wet - racing.


  2. Post update

    World champion Mads Pedersen: "Unbelievable. I didn't expect this when we started this morning.

    "The plan was to get me out in the early move in the finale and then get Michael Valgren and Jakob Fuglsang to come up from behind but they didn't' follow Mathieu van der Poel and Matteo Trentin when they came up to my group.

    "At that point it was just survive and hope for the best in the sprint.

    "I just hoped that when I saw the finish line all the pain would be gone and I could do a good spint. Everyone is on the limit so anything could happen in that spinrt.

    "You have to be focused the whole day and stay near the front. Don't get any bad luck and hope for the best.

    "It's every rider's dream to wear the rainbow jersey. For me to do it now is unbelievable."

  3. Post update

    Tao Geoghegan Hart was the top British finisher in 26th.

    He says they tried all they could for Ben Swift but it was too hard in the end.

    He looks absolutely broken.

  4. Post update

    Mads Pedersen has just said unbelievable several times in his post-race interview.


  5. Post update

    Gianni Moscon held on for fourth and Peter Sagan's late attack enabled him to take fifth.

  6. Post update

    Mads Pedersen's best result to date was second in the 2018 Tour of Flanders and he has an impressive palmares at the junior level.

    But few could have seen this coming from the 23-year-old Dane.

    He absolutely devastated Trentin in that sprint, got on the wheel and zipped round him.

  7. Post update

    Mads Pedersen was dropped on a ramp in that final lap but gritted it out and got himself back on.

    He then went and defied the form book by outsprinting Matteo Trentin.

    What a sublime effort.

  8. Post update

    Matteo Trentin was spent. He was the fastest finisher on paper but didn't have the legs after 270km.

    The Italian held on for silver, with Stefan Kung claiming bronze.

    Utter elation for Mads Pedersen. Trentin is distraught.

  9. BreakingPedersen wins the men's world road race title


    Denmark's Mads Pedersen is the World Champion.

    You are a liar if you say you picked him before the race.

  10. Post update

    Pedersen has it!

    He's passed Trentin and is going to win!

  11. 200m to go

    Trentin kicks first!

    Pedersen is on his wheel!

  12. Post update

    Pedersen is going to have to lead it out.

    Trentin where he wants to be.

    They've really eased off.

  13. Post update

    Trentin checks on Kung behind him and stick on Pedersen's wheel.

    They turn right and kick up Parliament Street.

  14. Post update

    Pedersen hits the front, followed by Trentin and then Kung.

    The crowd roar and bash the barriers, knowing the winner will come from this trio.

  15. 1km to go

    Mads Pedersen allows himself a look over his shoulder. He'll see clear road behind him.

    Matteo Trentin now swings over and goes to the back. He doesn't want a surprise attack being launched.

  16. 2km to go

    Kung, Pedersen and Trentin continue to work together, rolling along.

  17. Post update

    How are their nerves on these sweeping bends in the wet?

    Got to keep pushing the tempo but got to be careful too.

  18. 3km to go

    Still Trentin, Kung and Pedersen out front. They should be the three medallists.

    Sagan is giving it a good go behind.

  19. Post update

    Peter Sagan has attacked off the front of the peloton.

    Speculative and surely far too late for the three-time world champion.