The women’s road race took place on the final day of the championships Organisers of the UCI Cycling World Championships hope Scotland can seize the opportunity created by the event and encourage more people onto bikes.
More than 500,000 spectators are estimated to have watched 11 days of events which unfolded in Glasgow and other parts of the country.
The contest ended with Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky winning the women’s road race on Sunday.
More than 50 free community and social events also took place across the city.
UCI chair Paul Bush said he was very proud of Scotland and Glasgow, and drew a comparison with 2014’s Commonwealth Games, also held in the city. Five arrested as protest halts elite cycling race
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"It’s the first time I’ve seen this city come alive since 2014," he told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme."We’ve had half a million people on the streets of this city over the last seven days smiling at free events, which is really important."He said there had also been a "fantastic culture of our volunteers", with 4,500 people giving their time to help. Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky winning the women’s road race Mr Bush said cycling had an important part to play in improving people’s health, and that continued investment in infrastructure was needed to get more people on bikes."Let’s seize that opportunity for the next five to ten years," he added.The 2023 event was the largest UCI championships ever […]