Image caption, The road race circuit will take place in much of Glasgow city centre and the west end Top cyclists from around the world are in Scotland for a "first-of-its-kind mega event".
The UCI Cycling World Championships begins on Thursday and runs until 13 August.
Road racing, time trials, track, BMX, mountain bike, indoor cycling and para-cycling will all take place at venues across Scotland.
Championships chairman Paul Bush said it would showcase Scotland’s status as a world-class events destination. What are the UCI Cycling World Championships?
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Road cycling commentator Phil Liggett told BBC Radio’s Drivetime programme it was the "pinnacle of the world of cycling" to win a UCI world championship."You win a rainbow jersey if you win the title which you get to wear for one year afterwards," he said."The Tour De France is for the multi-day cyclist and the world championship is for the one-day expert. They are the two highest rewards in the world of cycling."About 2,700 riders will compete for rainbow jerseys across seven disciplines with more than 200 world titles on the line.The events range from mountain biking in the Tweed Valley to elite track cycling in Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. Image caption, Katie Archibald is a four-time world champion on the track There will also be time trials on roads around Stirling; para-cycling road races in Dumfries; and a special Gran Fondo event […]