UCI Road World Championships

Publication date: 19 Aug 2022

About the UCI Road World Championships

The Bicycle Road Cycling World Championships (official name: UCI Road World Championships) are the annual championships for bicycle road cycling organized by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

Athletes competing in the World Championships represent the national teams of their countries, except for team racing.

Official Cycling Championships website 

2022 UCI Road World Championships

The UCI has announced Australia’s Wollongong as the venue for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships. The competition will take place from 18 to 25 September 2022.

History of the Bicycle Road Cycling World Championships

The first World Championships for professional cyclists were held in 1927 at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Ultimately, this championship was won by the Italian cyclist Alfredo Binda.

Soviet cyclists started taking part in world championships in 1954, when the USSR Cycling Federation was accepted into the UCI.

The first women’s cycling championship was not held until 1958.

Since 1994, a time trial race has been held to award the title of world champion in the men’s and women’s categories.

Since 2023, world road cycling championships will be held every four years as part of the larger UCI Road World Championships. The first event of this kind will take place in Glasgow in 2023 and will combine 13 World Championships in cycling across disciplines.

Results of the previous UCI Road World Championships

The year Venue Results
2021 Flanders, Belgium Men’s road race: Julian Alaphilippe (France);

Men’s time trial: Filippo Ganna (Italy);

Women’s road race: Elisa Balsamo (Italy);

Women’s time trial: Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands).

2020 Imola, Italy Men’s road race: Julian Alaphilippe (France);

Men’s time trial: Filippo Ganna (Italy);

Women’s road race: Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands);

Women’s time trial: Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands).

2019 Berlin, Germany Men’s road race: Mads Pedersen (Denmark);

Men’s time trial: Rohan Dennis (Australia);

Women’s road race: Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands);

Women’s time trial: Chloé Dygert Owen (USA).

2023, 2024, 2025 UCI Road World Championships

So far there is information that the UCI Road World Championships will take place: 2023 in Glasgow (UK), 2024 in Bern and Zurich (Switzerland) and 2025 in Kigali (Rwanda).

The 2023 UCI Road World Championships will include several disciplines:

  • road cycling;
  • mountain bike (cross-country, marathon, downhill);
  • BMX Supercross
  • FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
  • para-cycling on road and track;
  • indoor cycling;
  • Grand Fondo.

 Keep an eye on the dates of cycling championships and other events on our Sports Events Calendar.

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