With just under two years before the big event the starting venues for the 2024 UCI Road and Para-Cycling Road World Championships Zurich have been decided: Following approval by the cities of Zurich and Uster, as well as the Municipality of Gossau, the City Council of Winterthur has also given the green light for the staging of the UCI Road World Championships. From the 21st to 29th September 2024 these four locations will be the starting points for more than 40 races covering diverse categories, including age and para-cycling sport classifications and divisions.
History will be made at #Zurich2024 with male and female para-cyclists, male and female elite cyclists, U23 men and male and female juniors competing for the first time at the same World Championships, vying for the coveted rainbow jerseys. Lining up at each respective starting location, the world’s best cycling stars and para-cyclists will be in close quarters.
Subject to final approval by the UCI the races in Gossau will start on Laufenbachstrasse, in Uster on Zürichstrasse, while in Winterthur the starting gun will be fired in front of the Sulzer high-rise on Schützenstrasse. For the road races from Winterthur and Uster, start laps are also planned to take in the surrounding neighbourhoods. In Zurich the elite men will start their race against the clock at the history-steeped open air velodrome in Oerlikon. The para-athletes have a very special starting location: To satisfy the required course profiles, their races will start at the finish area at Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich.
Start Locations and Race Overview (subject to UCI approval)
Gossau ZH: Time Trial: Elite Women, U23 Men, various men’s and women’s para-cycling sport classes
Uster: Road Race: Elite Women, U23 Men, Junior Women, Junior Men
Winterthur: Road Race: Elite Men
Zurich-Oerlikon: Time Trial: Elite Men
Zurich City Centre: Time Trial: Junior Women, Junior Men und various para-cycling sport classes
Mixed Relays: Para-Cycling und Able Body
Road Race: Para-Cycling
Folk festivals and a host of other activities – “Together we ride”
As in Zurich, Winterthur, Uster and Gossau are also planning supporting programmes with folk festivals and other activities and events. At national level, Swiss Cycling has put together a comprehensive cycling event programme. The focus is “Sports and Health Promotion”, “Accident Prevention and Safety” and “Sustainable Mobility”. For its part, the Local Organising Committee LOC Zurich 2024 has been planning additional complementary events over the past few months, which are intended to last beyond the World Championships and planned to be presented in the coming weeks.
About the UCI Road and Para-Cycling Road World Championships Zurich 2024
The UCI Road and Para-Cycling Road World Championships Zurich 2024 will be held in the Canton and City of Zurich from 21st to 29th September 2024. The top 1300 cyclists, including para-cyclists, representing over 75 countries will participate in this major nine-day sporting event with a global audience. The UCI Road World Championships are held annually and are watched by over 300 million TV viewers worldwide.
LOC 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships Zurich
Andreas Herren, Head of Communication
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