Five people are detained as a protest ends an elite UCI cycling event.
At the UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland, the Men’s Elite Road Race was stopped by a protest; five persons have since been taken into custody.
The route from Edinburgh to Glasgow was blocked west of Falkirk, and with just over 190km (118 miles) of the 271km (168 miles) remaining, the event was halted.
On a constrained section of the B818 next to the Carron Valley Reservoir, the demonstration was held.
Five persons, according to the police, were detained after the demonstrators were evacuated.
Four members of the environmental organization This Is Rigged claimed responsibility for the demonstration.
According to reports, demonstrators taped themselves to the street.
Before resuming again, the race was stopped for about 50 minutes.
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This Is Rigged has ended their twitter post.
The UCI stated that it was “closely collaborating with all pertinent authorities to minimize interference with the race and also to ensure rider safety as our top priority.”
Recent targets of This Is Rigged include the Scottish Parliament and the Grangemouth oil and gas petrochemical facility.
Owain Doull of Wales and Rory Townsend of Ireland were among the nine-person breakaway group that had pulled away from the main peloton and were the first to be apprehended by authorities as the race was called off.
Ten laps around a Glasgow city center track are scheduled to conclude the race.
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On a rolling basis, roads in Glasgow and along the route from Edinburgh are closed.
Phil Liggett, a road cycling commentator, formerly declared the event to be the “pinnacle of the world of cycling” on the BBC’s Drivetime program.
“The Tour De France is for the multi-day cyclist, and the world championship is for the one-day expert,” he remarked. They represent the two greatest rewards in the cycling world.
The race got underway at 9:30 am next to the Scottish Parliament and traveled through the heart of Edinburgh to the Queensferry Crossing.
It passes through South Fife before entering the Falkirk region through the Clackmannan Bridge.
After crossing Crow Road into East Dunbartonshire and continuing westward toward the Carron Valley, the cyclists descended past Glasgow’s west end into the city center.
Before arriving at the finish line in George Square, cyclists will complete 10 laps of the 14.3 km (8.9 mi) Glasgow City Circuit.
On the UCI website, the following times for the race have been published:
Edinburgh, from 9:30 to 10:00
Fife 10:02 – 10:36
Clackmannanshire 10:36 – 10:40
Falkirk 10:40 – 11:20
Stirling 11:20 – 11:45
Eastern Scotland 11:45 – 12:12
As the race travels the route, road closures are in effect.
To safeguard riders and ensure that the race could cross the bridge safely, the M90 was shut down at the M9 J1A slip around 8:45 a.m., followed by the M90 J1A at Queensferry.
Edinburgh road race IMAGE SOURCE: REUTERS
From Edinburgh, the cyclists had begun their 168-mile journey.
From around 9:30 until bicycles cross the Queensferry Crossing, the northbound lanes of the A90 from the Barnton Junction are closed.
The M876/A876 access to the Clackmannanshire and Kincardine Bridges will also be closed from about 09:45 to 11:00.
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A rotating road closure will be in place along the race route for the duration of the event, with each closure lasting roughly 30 to 45 minutes.
The Glasgow City Circuit is totally surrounded by blocked roads.
Remco Evenepoel, the current UCI world champion, and fellow Belgian Wout van Aert are among the top competitors in the race.
Tadej Pogacar, a two-time Tour de France champion, is also taking part.
In an attack at the 95th UCI Road World Championships in 2022, Remco Evenepoel of Belgium
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Image caption: The current UCI Road World Champion is Remco Evenepoel, while the current British National Champion is Fred Wright.
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Fred Wright, the British national champion, is pictured
The two-time French champion Julian Alaphilippe and Dutch Classics expert Mathieu van der Poel are also in the mix for the British national champion Fred Wright.
The competition is a component of the UCI Cycling World Championships, which brings together the top cyclists in the world for the first time for a single “mega event” where they compete in a variety of disciplines.
From professional track cycling in Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy velodrome to mountain biking in the Tweed Valley, it will be in action all across the nation.
Additionally, there will be road races for paracyclists in Dumfries and time trials near Stirling.
On Sunday, August 13, the Women’s Elite Road Race will go 154 kilometers (96 miles) from Loch Lomond to Glasgow via the Stirling countryside. The final six loops are around Glasgow’s city center.