The Canadian city of Montreal has been confirmed as the host of the 2026 UCI Road World Championships , while the multi-discipline 2027 Worlds has been awarded to the Haute-Savoie department of France. The announcement was made in Wollongong on Thursday following the UCI Congress.
The Montreal Worlds will be organised by Événements GPCQM, who have run the GP de Québec and GP de Montréal WorldTour races since 2010. Those races will serve as an obvious build-up to the 2026 Worlds, which will take place in late September.
Montreal previously hosted the Worlds in 1974, when Eddy Merckx and Geneviève Gambillon claimed the rainbow jerseys on the Mount Royal circuit.
1974 marked the first time the Worlds had ever taken place outside of Europe. The event returned to Canada in 2003, when Igor Astarloa and Susanne Ljungskog won the elite road races in Hamilton.
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The assignation of the 2027 multi-discipline Worlds to Haute-Savoie, meanwhile, bridges a 27-year gap for France, which last hosted the World Championships road race in Plouay in 2000.
Haute-Savoie 2027 will be the second edition of the UCI’s multi-discipline Cycling World Championships, with title races in road, track, mountain bike, para-cycling, gravel and BMX taking place. The multi-discipline Worlds is held quadrennially in […]