Check your calendars – the UCI Road World Championships are upon us, over a month earlier than usual, running from August 5 to August 13.
The Worlds this year are held in Glasgow, Scotland, forming part of a 'super Worlds' bringing together numerous disciplines from road to BMX, trials, mountain biking, para-cycling, and track.
The road events are the biggest of the lot, of course, boasting star after star from the men's and women's pelotons – from Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert to Annemiek van Vleuten and Lotte Kopecky.
The full list of names taking part in the week's events have yet to be confirmed but rest assured that plenty of the biggest names in the road peloton will be heading to Scotland for the time trials, mixed relay, and road races.
From the men's road race on August 6 to the closing women's road race on August 13, it promises to be an action-packed week of racing. Look out for the likes of Julian Alaphilippe, Lizzie Deignan, Caleb Ewan, Lorena Wiebes, Quinn Simmons, Marianne Vos, Mads Pedersen, Chloe Dygert, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Jasper Philipsen and more as the biggest names from countries around the world converge on Glasgow.
The courses range from a mammoth 271.1km with 3,570 metres of climbing for the men's road race and 154.1km and 2,229 metres in the women's, to the hilly time trials – 47.8km for the men and 36.2km for the women.
Challenging hilly circuits around Glasgow make up the bulk of the Road World Championships routes, so be sure to check them out as well as our Road World Championships race home for all you need to know about the events.
How to watch the World Championships in the USA & Canada
How to watch the World Championships in the UK
The 2023 UCI Road World Championships will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe (excluding Italy, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) on GCN+ , with the same coverage also available via streaming on Discovery+ and on Eurosport's TV channel.
A subscription to GCN+ or Discovery+ will cost you £6.99 per month or £59.99 for a year.
Free-to-air coverage of the races will also available in the UK via the BBC.
How to watch the World Championships around the world
In Australia, you'll be able to watch all events free to air live and on demand via SBS Viceland.
In Belgium, RTBF and VRT hold broadcasting rights, while in the Netherlands you can watch the events on NPO1. In Italy, you can watch via RAI Sport, while in France, it's France TV. Depending on where you are in the world, you'll also be watch the Road World Championships via the UCI's website, UCI.org.
|Date||Race||Start time (BST)||Length|
|August 5||Junior women road race||10:00||70km|
|August 5||Junior men road race||13:00||127.2km|
|August 6||Elite men road race||09:30||271.1km|
|August 8||TTT mixed relay||13:00||40.3km|
|August 9||U23 men time trial||14:30||36.2km|
|August 10||Junior women time trial||11:15||13.4km|
|August 10||Elite women time trial||14:00||36.2km|
|August 11||Junior men time trial||10:00||22.8km|
|August 11||Elite men time trial||14:35||47.8km|
|August 12||U23 men road race||11:30||168.4km|
|August 13||Elite women & U23 road race||12:00||154.1km|
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