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Everything you need to know about UCI Wollongong 2022, one of the world’s biggest cycling events

Everything you need to know about UCI Wollongong 2022, one of the world's biggest cycling events

ABC Illawarra / By Ainslie Drewitt-Smith , Melinda James , and Kelly Fuller Illawarra landmarks, including the Sea Cliff Bridge, will feature heavily during international…

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/ By Ainslie Drewitt-Smith , Melinda James , and Kelly Fuller Illawarra landmarks, including the Sea Cliff Bridge, will feature heavily during international coverage of the event. (Supplied: UCI) In 31 days, Wollongong will have global media attention for eight days when more than 1,000 professional riders from 70 nations descend on the region to compete in 11 races, weaving in and out of the city.

The UCI World Championships is one of the biggest events on the international cycling calendar and one of the top five sporting events in the world.

Given the magnitude of the event, it will mean disruptions if you live or work in Wollongong.

Here is everything you need to know. When is it on?

Saturday, September 17 until Sunday, September 25. Who is racing?

The participants are the world’s best cyclists and they will be representing their countries.Many of the teams are still being finalised, including the Australian team, with announcements expected in the coming week.Ride Media founder and journalist Rob Arnold said he expected to see the likes of Canberra rider Michael Matthews not only racing, but taking home the rainbow jersey."He’s medalled twice at the worlds before and he’s won the green jersey at the Tour de France," he said.But Mr Arnold said Australian selectors had a wealth of talent to choose from, including Jai Hindley, Jack Haig and in the women’s division, Alex Manly. Riders are racing to take home the coveted Rainbow Jersey.(Supplied: UCI) Can I watch the […]

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