Zurich lands host city contract for 2024 Road World Championships
Swiss Cycling, the sport's national governing body, today selected Zurich as the host city of the UCI Road and Para-cycling World Championships in 2024.
It will mark the first time that the two events are held at the same time.
The UCI, cycling's international governing body, said it is "highly confident of Zurich's ability to organise a high-quality UCI World Championships, particularly in terms of the appeal of its courses, participation of the public and TV production."
The UCI announced last September that the 2024 Road World Championships would take place in the German-speaking region of Switzerland, but no host city had been named until now.
At the same time, the 2020 world championships were awarded to the French-speaking Swiss towns of Aigle and Martigny.
Other future Road World Championships are slated for the Flanders region of Belgium in 2021 and Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia in 2022.
New for 2023 will be the inaugural UCI World Cycling Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, which will bring together 13 existing UCI cycling World Championships into one mega event to be held every four years.
Rwanda and Morocco are battling it out to stage the Road World Championships in 2025, after the UCI last year indicated its interest in taking the event to the African continent for the first time.