This Week in Olympic Sport: September 23-29

This Week in Olympic Sport: September 23-29

23 September 2013 / 10:15

Cycling continues to take centre stage over the next seven days as the Road World Championships kick into gear in Italy. We give a flavour of the Olympic sports on offer this week below:

Fresh from his Tour of Britain victory, Sir Bradley Wiggins is among the Brits in action in Tuscany as is Mark Cavendish, who won three stages on his home tour this past week.

While Wiggins will bid for success in the time trial on Wednesday, he’ll aim to help out this year’s Tour de France winner Chris Froome in the blue-riband road race on Sunday.

And, sticking with cycling, this week also marks the British National Track Championships in Manchester with the likes of double Olympic champion Laura Trott in action.

Elsewhere on the continent, there’s also a global gathering in the Olympic 49er and 49erFX sailing classes in Marseilles ­– the latter a new addition to the Games programme for Rio 2016.

Towards the end of week there is a further World Championship in archery in Antalya, the Men’s European Volleyball Championships continue and there is also winter based action in Shanghai.

Great Britain’s short track speed skaters begin the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympics with the first of four World Cup events this season – the last two acting as qualifiers for the Games.

Individual 1,000m World Cup champion Elise Christie heads the British team in action, which will be hoping to lay down a marker for the season to come in Shanghai.

There’s also a collection of British figure skaters set to descend on Oberstdorf in Germany for the Nebelhorn Trophy, an Olympic qualifying event for those involved.

Archery

World Championships, Antalya – starts September 29

Cycling

Road World Championships, Tuscany – September 23-29

British National Track Championships, Manchester – September 25-29

Figure Skating

Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf – September 25-28

Sailing

49er & 49erFX World Championships, Marseilles – September 24-29

Short Track Speed Skating

World Cup, Shanghai – September 26-29

Volleyball

Men’s European Championships, Denmark & Poland – September 23-29

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