In 2024, all of Zurich will get on their bikes. From Saturday, 21 September, to Sunday, 29 September, the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships will make history in the city and canton. For the first time, male and female para-athletes, elite riders and juniors will compete for the coveted rainbow jerseys at the same Championships. Individual time trials, team competitions and finally the elite road races will bring the Championships to the people and to the thrilling finale at Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich, including a big public party. Ride along, strive along, cheer along - we will all be there: TOGETHER WE RIDE!
The Zurich city council gets on the bike saddle and announces Zurich's candidacy for the UCI Road World Championships.
Swiss Cycling is bidding on behalf of Switzerland for the 2024 UCI Road World Championships, with Bern and Zurich in the running to host.
At its Congress in Innsbruck, cycling's world governing body UCI awards the 2024 UCI Road World Championships to Switzerland.
Canton and City of Zurich are pedalling hard and preparing the application dossier.
In a unanimous 109 to 0 vote, on 6 February, 2019, Zurich's parliament, the municipal council, gives a strong boost to the joint bid of the city and canton of Zurich for the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships.
Swiss Cycling awards the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships to Zurich.
The "World Championships team" is in place: Swiss Cycling, the Canton of Zurich and the City of Zurich set up the “Verein Rad-WM 2024”, the association tasked to host the event and appoint Olivier Senn as Head of Sports.
UCI and the Verein Rad-WM 2024 sign the hosting agreement.
The Verein Rad-WM 2024 lays the organisational foundation and appoints Daniel Rupf in summer 2021 as overall project manager.
Switching up a gear: The Verein Rad-WM 2024 sets up the Local Organising Committee (LOC).
zurich2024.com: The official website of the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships Zurich is launched.
The 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships are being held in the Canton and the City of Zurich.
Our news hub will be constantly updated and will provide cycling fans, visitors, Zurich’s population and all other interested parties with official announcements, information, anecdotes and whatever else the cyclist’s heart desires in terms of interesting facts. Stay tuned!
“Metzgeten”, smoky nights and a surprise world champion. Zurich has already seen great things in cycling. The legendary Züri-Metzgete, a European classic cycle race held annually, had cycling fans flocking to the streets. In the Hallenstadion, the “temple of strong calf muscles”, professional cyclists - simply unthinkable today – conducted their laps in cigarette smoke and beer fumes at the Six Days of Zurich. And in 1946, the last time the World Cycling Road Championships were held in Zurich, a local took all the favourites by surprise. Hans Knecht from Albisrieden won the title in a memorable race.