MADRID. The World Championship starts on Sunday 22 in Yorkshire with the new mixed relay chrono by selections. The test is another example of the commitment of the International Cycling Union for gender equality in cycling.
It will consist of a 14-kilometer route in which the three boys will first leave while the girls wait in the relay zone. Then they will leave and the global times will be added.
It is the first time that men and women will compete in the same test but it may not be the last, since this discipline could be disputed at the Paris Games in 2024. By running first men and then women, independently, the chrono not It requires a coordination effort between the two but between the three men and women who participate. The closest thing that has been done recently is the mixed relay of the European Championships. (marca.com)