The Worlds land Down Under in 2010

After years of planning the UCI Road World Championships have finally arrived on Australian shores and the local team goes into the event as one of the favourites. They won't have it all their own way however, with some of the finest riders making the trip 'Down Under' for a shot at rainbow glory.

The offerings for both time trials and road races are intriguing, with surprisingly tough courses and quality fields in both the men's and women's categories. Cyclingnews takes a look at what to expect in Geelong from September 29 to October 3.

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