Could there be some World Tour riders on the start line of the 2019 3 Peaks?

Riders from WorldTour team EF Education First-Drapac are set to ride a series of “alternative” events such as the Three Peaks as part of the team’s new partnership with clothing brand Rapha.

There might be an EF rider at the Three Peaks next year. We’re looking at the Leadville 100 [mountain bike race], [gravel race] Dirty Kanza and trying to use this alternative calendar to generate more engaging stories around characters on the team. EF are all quite individual.

The 2019 3 Peaks cyclocross takes place two weeks ahead of its normal last-Sunday-in-September spot, to accommodate the 2019 Road World Championships also held in Yorkshire, and this could be a factor in bringing in a few more travellers.

Read more here on Cycling Weekly (who, for the first time I can remember, sent no photographer or reporter to this year’s race. Boooo!)