The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships have unveiled the full schedule of the 11-day event taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland from 3 to 13 August, 2023.
The schedule was designed by the UCI, the Organising Committee of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, host cities and key stakeholders. The non-stop action will include competition in at least three disciplines every day, with UCI World Champions also crowned on all 11 days.
In a first for a UCI World Championships, the Women Elite road race will bring the curtain down on the competitions: on Sunday, 13 August. The Men Elite road race will take place on Saturday 5 August. In addition to championing female cyclists, the decision to stage the Men Elite road race on the opening weekend and the Women Elite road race on the closing day was taken to ensure the best possible alignment with the UCI Road International Calendar, in particular with respect to their respective Tours de France.
The opening weekend of the Championships (5-6 August) will include action in Glasgow, Fort William and across Scotland. The Men Elite road race will take place in the stunning scenery of central Scotland while the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow will host track finals each day. Fans will be able to witness the fast and exhilarating mountain bike downhill competitions against the majestic backdrop of the Nevis Range.
At the other end of the country, Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley will host tough endurance racing with the mountain bike cross-country marathon.
The full schedule of events across all 11-days, can be found at the website for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
This is the first time all 13 UCI World Championships will be combined into one mega-event, making it a cycling event unmatched in size and scale. The anticipated global TV audience will place the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in the top-10 most watched sporting events in the world.
David Lappartient, President of the UCI said, “Glasgow and the whole of Scotland are creating sporting history by hosting this multi-discipline cycling event for the first time. The UCI Cycling World Championships were one of my visions when I was first elected President of the UCI in 2017. That vision is now becoming a reality and the inaugural edition is really taking shape. The unveiling of the schedule enables us to visualise what awaits during these 11 days of non-stop cycling action. The entire cycling community can definitely expect great things!”