We are just two months into 2022 and it is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for sports, the combined edition of the first UCI Cycling World Championships will be held in Glasgow in August. As the name goes, this will be a “Mega-Event” and will span for 11 days from 3-13 August 2022.
The competition will definitely be tough as this event will bring together 13 kinds of different Cycling World Championships, and will be held across six different locations. Although the details are not fully confirmed yet, the locations will most probably stretch around Glasgow and Southern Scotland. You can expect all sorts of events here, from road racing to para-cycling.
“Mega-Events” like this one are scheduled to occur after every four years, so expect a lot of competitive action. These events will definitely have a lot of impact on the racing calendar, even some big changes could be made along the way.
The Road World Championships have been moved from August to Late September to allow for more breathing time. Although with the event happening in Glasgow, teams would have to make different decisions about their schedule. As far as the race schedule goes, the Tour De France Femmes will start on July 24 and will go on until July 31. Whereas the Vuelta an Espana will start on August 19, 2022.
We can expect this event to be pretty big as the budget for the Glasgow World Championships is expected to be around £40-50m.
UCI President David Lappartient stated,
Today’s announcement of the dates is an important milestone in the organization of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
Bringing our existing UCI World Championships together at the same time and in one venue every four years was one of my visions before my election as UCI President in 2017. We have been working towards this ever since.
I am delighted that the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will take place in Glasgow and Scotland. With their experience hosting high-level international sporting events, Glasgow’s iconic sports venues, and the stunning Scottish scenery, we have all the ingredients for an exceptional 11 days of competition.
The racing calendar for 2022 and 2023 is looking better than ever, so we can expect a lot of big surprises. Big athletes will be making history in these events, some have already started with a bang.
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