• Michael Matthews (L) and Amanda Spratt (R) shape as Australia's main chances in the road race at the world championships (Getty)Source: Getty
Watch Australia's top cyclists take it to the best in the world around the rolling roads and vistas of Yorkshire, England this weekend live on SBS On Demand and SBS Viceland.
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Cycling Central

25 Sep 2019 - 2:41 PM  UPDATED 27 Sep 2019 - 2:12 PM

Michael Matthews and Amanda Spratt headline Australia's strong men's and women's teams at the UCI Road World Championships, the most prestigious event on the annual pro cycling calendar. 

Both 2017 Tour de France green jersey winner Matthews and last year's road worlds silver medallist, Spratt carry excellent form into a dynamic and exciting weekend of racing featuring the world's best.  

The Under 23 men kick off proceedings Friday night, with Australia's Kaden Groves also leading an impressive team. 

At stake in each race is the coveted rainbow jersey, cycling's ultimate accolade.

Cheer on our Aussies live via SBS On Demand / Cycling Central website and on SBS Viceland. 

How to watch the 2019 Road World Championships 

Friday 27 September live from 11pm AEST
Under 23 Men's Road Race - Doncaster to Harrogate (187km)
Streaming via SBS On Demand and the Cycling Central website

Featuring Australian riders: Kaden Groves, Samuel Jenner, Liam Magennis, Harry Sweeney, Nicholas White

Saturday 28 September live from 8.40pm AEST 
Women's Road Race - Bradford to Harrogate (149km) 
Streaming live via SBS On Demand and the Cycling Central website from 8.40pm AEST 
Live on SBS Viceland from 10.45pm AEST 

Featuring Australian riders:  Amanda Spratt, Brodie Chapman, Tiffany Cromwell, Lucy Kennedy, Lauren Kitchen, Chloe Hosking, and Jessica Allen

Sunday 29 September live from 5.30pm AEST 
Men's Road Race - Leeds to Harrogate (285km) 
Streaming live via SBS On Demand and the Cycling Central website from 5.30pm AEST 
Live on SBS Viceland from 10.55pm AEST 

Featuring Australian riders:  Michael Matthews, Simon Clarke, Rohan Dennis, Jack Haig, Mitchell Docker, Luke Durbridge, Nathan Haas, Rory Sutherland 

For more in-depth analysis/review of the races this weekend:

Spratt hunting rainbows, Matthews a contender for Aussies in Yorkshire
When Amanda Spratt fronted the post-race press conference in Innsbruck, almost 12 months ago to this day, the expression on her face was one of elation. Spratt and the Australian national team had made it clear that the 2018 UCI Road World Championships were a target, and the shining silver medal around her neck was evidence of a job well done.

Catch up with the races and the memorable moments from the 2019 road worlds you might've missed here.