Glasgow To UCI Cycling World Championships In 2023

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Glasgow is to host the first ever combined UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023, with 13 disciplines including road, track and mountain bike all coming together in one two-week period in August.

The new style championships will be a quadrennial affair, held each pre-Olympic year from 2023 according to The Telegraph.

Sir Chris Hoy described the selection of Glasgow as the first host city as a “real coup for the city and Scotland” while UCI president David Lappartient said he was delivering on one of his campaign pledges.

“I am proud to have fulfilled it,” he said. “Glasgow and Scotland have a great deal of experience in the organisation of major sporting events, notably multi-sports, such as the first edition of the European Sports Championships that it organised in 2018.

“I am convinced that the UCI Cycling World Championships will be a great success, and I look forward enormously to preparing them with our Scottish partners.”

Frank Slevin, the chairman of British Cycling, said he hoped the event would prove a catalyst for cycling in Scotland, both in a sporting and a recreational sense.

“At British Cycling, we do not judge the success of major events only by the medals won, but by the numbers of people inspired to get active by getting on their bikes,” Slevin said. “We look forward to working with our colleagues at Scottish Cycling to ensure the benefits of this event will be felt in Scotland long after the final race has been won.”

The UCI Cycling World Championships will bring together road (which is usually held in the autumn) track (usually held in the spring), mountain biking, downhill, trials, indoor cycling, Gran Fondo and para-cycling titles in one event.

Source: independent.ng