With only two days left until the road race officially begins, it’s time to start picking your favourite for the probable sprint finish in Doha.

The list of sprinting names is astronomical, all of them capable of taking the prestigious victory. In the U23 event it all went down to a very hectic and crash filled sprint, if this is anything to go by then we could be in for a spectacle come the climax of Sunday’s race.

A route of 257.5km, complete with gusting crosswinds and soaring temperatures, should produce some aggressive and dogged racing; as fans we’re going to be in for an absolute treat this weekend. It should prove to be a satisfying end to yet another incredible pro cycling season.

Below is a compilation video of all the big stars lining up for this World Championship road race, watch it and comment below on who you think is going to pull on the rainbow stripes for the 2017 season.

Enjoy!

Video was edited by: https://twitter.com/InsidePeloton96

willnewtonAbout the Author: Will Newton is 19 and a Student at the University of Leeds. A keen armchair cyclist, blogger, and betting tipper for the world of pro cycling. Tune in for weekly previews and articles for the years biggest races and cycling news stories. A writer of cycling previews for @TheOddsBible. You can follow Will on Twitter here https://twitter.com/InsidePeloton96 and catch up with his blog here: https://insidethepelotonblog.wordpress.com/