Imola and La Planche des Belles Filles emerge as favourites to host 2020 World Championships

Trek-Segafredo's Vinceno Nibali and Mads Perdersen during stage 1 at Paris-Nice
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The UCI will announce a new location for the 2020 Road World Championships on Wednesday, with the Imola Motor racing circuit in central Italy and the Planche des Belles Filles climb in the eastern Vosges mountains of France emerging as the favourites.

The UCI scrambled to find a new location for its biggest and most financially lucrative event after the organisers in Aigle-Martigny in Switzerland decided the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for them to put on the week of racing. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.