The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has awarded the following UCI World Championships:
2022 and 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships
The two forthcoming editions of the event will take place in Italy, the first in the Veneto region in the north-east of the country on 8 and 9 October 2022, the second on 30 September and 1st October 2023 in a location to be confirmed. The host cities will be announced later. These will be the first UCI World Championships for gravel, a discipline that this year sees the introduction of the first edition of the UCI Gravel World Series.
2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships
The event, organised by Zwift, will take place in the second half of February 2023 (exact date to be confirmed). The virtual route will be open to subscribers to the Zwift platform. The qualifying competitions will take place in November 2022.
As for the dates of the 2024 UCI Emerging Cycling Countries World Championships, awarded to Cairo (Egypt) at the UCI Management Committee meeting in September 2021, these have been confirmed. The event will take place from 2 to 10 March 2024.
The following calendars have also been approved:
2023 UCI Women’s WorldTour
Four new events will join this calendar: The Women’s Santos Tour Down Under (which had UCI ProSeries status in 2020 then was cancelled in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic), the UAE Tour (new event which joins the existing men’s competition), the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (which moves from UCI ProSeries status to UCI Women’s WorldTour status) and the Tour de Suisse (also moving from UCI ProSeries status to UCI Women’s WorldTour status).
2023 UCI WorldTour
The events on this calendar, previously approved by the Professional Cycling Council at its meeting on 2 June 2022, are registered for the 2023-2025 cycle subject to the successful organisation of each edition of the concerned races.
2023 UCI Road International Calendar (events taking place between 19 October and 31 December 2022)
2022-2023 UCI Track International Calendar
These four calendars can be consulted on the UCI website.
The 2022-2023 UCI Track International Calendar includes the UCI Track Cycling Champions League, which will be held this year for the second time after a successful 2021 edition despite the cancellation of several rounds in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022 UCI Track Cycling Champions League
Round 1: Palma de Mallorca (Spain), 12 November
Round 2: Berlin (Germany), 19 November
Round 3: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), 26 November
Round 4: London (Great Britain), 2 December
Final: London (Great Britain), 3 December
Following the success of the team relay test event at the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Fayetteville (USA), the UCI Management Committee has decided to integrate this new relay into the programme of future editions of the event, starting with the 2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships to be held from 3 to 5 February in Hoogerheide (Netherlands). The race format will be based on that of the highly popular team relay at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.