Tuscan region bids to host 2020 Road World Championships

Coppa Sabatini held in Pontedera, Italy
Coppa Sabatini held in Pontedera, Italy (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Organisers of the Giro della Toscana and Coppa Sabatini announced Tuesday that they have placed a bid to host all of the events and categories of the 2020 UCI Road World Championships from September 20-27 in the region of Valdera, located in the Province of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. Unione Ciclistica Pecciolese confirmed that they are willing to meet with the UCI to negotiate the terms of hosting the eight-day event and discuss the routes details.

The UCI confirmed last week that the Road World Championships in Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland had been cancelled due to government-enforced COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings but that they hoped to find a new location in Europe for at least some of the races. 

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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

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She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.