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Glasgow 2023

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,906
edited February 2019 in Pro race
Glasgow have been awarded the 2023 World Championships. This will be the first of the new style Worlds (held every four years) where all the cycling Worlds (road, track, BMX, MTB, para) are all held together (in August)

https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-re ... ps-in-2023
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  • Wait, what? Every four years? The rainbow stripes last FOUR YEARS?

    Or do the individual events host their annual WCs and it's just a big cycling family get-together every four years?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,906
    Wait, what? Every four years? The rainbow stripes last FOUR YEARS?

    Or do the individual events host their annual WCs and it's just a big cycling family get-together every four years?
    Every four years they are going to bring all the disciplines together for the Worlds. The other three years will remain as they are now.

    Also I should point out that it's really Scotland 2023 rather than Glasgow 2023
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  • Just started to discuss this on Valencia coverage.
    The road worlds back to August.
    I wonder if that a permanent return or just for this.
    The 2022 winner is going to be a bit miffed.
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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,040
    Excellent news :)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,906
    The road worlds back to August.
    Unlikely with things such as the Olympics and European Championships on two of the other three years.
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  • lets hope the road cycling tackle the crow road and the dukes pass
  • They'd need some serious road surfacing particularly around Venachar side...
  • Perfect chance to dust down the Nationals/Commonwealth/European Games circuit!
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Sounds exciting
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,589
    Do you reckon this would help or hinder some discipline cross pollination..? A re-arteried PFP or MvdP might prefer road and XCO to be more separate. Likewise TT and IP contenders...or not.

    Bit of a shame CX will be left out on its own.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    But CX is traditionally a winter sport ?
  • andyracandyrac Posts: 433
    Saw a conversation on Twitter regarding CX being left out; whilst it is a 'winter sport' and would require a major shift every 4 years - it's an opportunity missed in some regards; would have been a great chance to showcase the sport on a wider scale - even if it wasn't in the middle of winter. As said above, yet again it's been left out.

    Too 'roady' for MTB-ers, and too 'off road' for road fans.....
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,906
    Bear in mind that cyclo-cross isn't in the Olympics or the European championships which will take place in two of the other years. Track and MTB are (not sure about BMX for Euros).
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  • Aw yes lads, so buzzed for this!!
    lets hope the road cycling tackle the crow road and the dukes pass

    Throw in Tak Ma Doon as well - a stinker!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,589
    Yeah, but all the "indoor cycling" events are too, which I assume is the impressive, albeit...niche, events like dancing and polo. They re not Olympic - it's basically Germany plus a few other individuals no?

    They list track separately, we must not confuse cycling podcast injokes with reality ;)

    Kinda think it's a shame CX is left out in the cold again (arf!). It's not a winter sport like winter Olympic sports are
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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    ddraver wrote:
    Kinda think it's a shame CX is left out in the cold again (arf!). It's not a winter sport like winter Olympic sports are

    its not but it does require some suitable staging environment to hold it, you wouldnt hold the winter olympics in the middle of a pan flat desert, youd pick somewhere thats got the range of venues you need and snow/ice preferably

    it already feels like this new arrangement means host venues will be severely limited by dint of having to support multi disciplines and there arent that many locations around the world that can support all of that, plus a suitable CX course

    and yet of course Glasgow doesnt support all that, which is why the "combined" all together event will actually be split with parts in Glasgow and other parts 100miles away at Fort William anyway

    so the point of it all is ?

    its also worth highlighting certainly in the womens events, alot of riders combine track programs with road or MTB yet surely you always want the best riders competing at a WC event, not the riders who have had to choose based on what their national federation wants them to do instead because they wont be able to prepare for combined WC events.

    cant help think by 2027 theyll have quietly retired the idea again.
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