The elite women's road race will be the final event of the 2023 UCI Road World Championships in Glasgow, with the elite men's road race taking place a week earlier on August 6.
The UCI has unveiled the schedule of the 2023 Worlds, which will be the first such multi-discipline competition, with title races in road, track, mountain bike, para-cycling and BMX to be held across eleven days from August 3-13 of next year.
The multi-discipline Worlds, which sees a significant shift in the date of the road races, will be held quadrennially in the year preceding the Olympic Games.
While the UCI stated that the schedule of the elite road races would serve to showcase women’s cycling, the governing body acknowledged that the decision was also taken ensure "the best possible alignment with the UCI Road International Calendar, in particular with respect to their respective Tours de France."
In the road schedule, the elite men’s road race will take place Sunday, August 6, with the elite men’s time trial fixed for Friday, August 11. The elite women’s time is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, with the women’s road race coming three days later as the grand finale to the UCI Cycling World Championships. The finish line of the road races will be on George Square in the centre of Glasgow.
The team time trial mixed relay slots into the calendar in midweek, on Tuesday, August 8.
Other highlights include the elite mountain bike cross-country races, which will take place in Glentress Forest on Saturday, August 12. The short track qualifying and finals will be held on August 8 and 10, respectively, while the MTB cross country marathon is on August 6.
Downhill MTB events will be held on familiar terrain at Fort William from August 3-5. Track and para-cycling track events will be hosted by the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from August 3-8, with the full schedule to be released at a later date.
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