Italy will be in the international cycling spotlight four times in 2008 as it hosts varying World Championships. The first Worlds to be held will be cyclo-cross, January 26 - 27 in Spresiano (Treviso), while the cycling-rich country will also host the Mountain Bike Worlds June 15 to 22 in Commezzadura (Trento), Mountain Bike Marathon Worlds July 5 to 6 in Villabassa (Bolzano) and the Road Worlds September 23 to 28 in Varese.
The presentation for the Mountain Bike Worlds in Commezzadura was yesterday at Francesco Moser's headquarters, Villa Warth, in Trento. Commezzadura is expected to host 1000 athletes from 50 nations who will vie for the 18 titles on offer. The main events will include four-cross, cross country, downhill and trials.