Sport : Other Sports

Qatar awarded World Championships

19th September 2012, 07:41pm

The world championship will be in Qatar

The world championship will be in Qatar

The 2016 UCI Road World Championships will be held in Qatar, cycling's world governing body announced on Wednesday.

At a meeting of the Professional Cycling Council and International Cycling Union (UCI) management committee in Maastricht, it was determined Doha should host the competition.

UCI sport and technical director Philippe Chevallier said: "The management of the Qatar candidature presented an extremely interesting project which incorporated innovative solutions which allowed for the designing of a technically interesting course.

"We are greatly looking forward to working with them."

The 2013 Road World Championships are scheduled to take place in Florence, Italy, while the 2014 event was awarded to Spain, but the current financial crisis means the competition may yet take place elsewhere.

A UCI statement read: "Concerning the UCI Road World Championships 2014, the management committee decided to grant the organisers of the Ponferrada (ESP) event 30 days to meet contractual commitments, after which time if these had not been met the event would be withdrawn from them."

The 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road Championships were awarded to Nottwil, Switzerland, while the 2013 BMX World Championships will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from July 24 to 28.

The UCI Junior Track World Championships will take place in Glasgow from August 7 to 11, 2013.

Other Sports Videos

    Festive Five - Biggest Hits

    Festive Five - Biggest Hits

    19-December-2014

    Watch the biggest hits from the previous 12 months in world rugby.

    Festive Five - Bloopers

    Festive Five - Bloopers

    19-December-2014

    Watch the biggest bloopers from the previous 12 months in world rugby.

    Adam Jones' drop goal masterclass

    Adam Jones' drop goal masterclass

    19-December-2014

    Some say he's the master of the drop goal so Cardiff Blues' Adam Jones brings you his top tips.

    Rangers situation saddens McCall

    Rangers situation saddens McCall

    19-December-2014

    Former Rangers player Stuart McCall said it is sad to see the way Rangers is being run at the moment.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites