UCI Road World Championships 2020 UCI Road World Championships
Venue: Imola, Italy Dates: 24-27 September
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app and through Connected TVs.
A pared-down version of the 2020 Road World Championships will be held in Italy from 24-27 September – and all the action will be shown live on the BBC.
The annual championships were originally due to be held in Switzerland, but had to be switched because of coronavirus restrictions.
Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, has chosen to run just the elite road and time trial races for both men and women – there will be no junior or under-23 events and no team time trial mixed relay.
Former world champion Lizzie Deignan will be part of the Great Britain women’s team, which also features Lizzy Banks and Alice Barnes.
The start and finish of each event will take place on the Imola motor racing circuit, but each route will break out on to the roads of the Emilia Romagna region.
The men’s road race will be held on a punishing 260km route that features nearly 5,000m of climbing, while the women’s event will be held over 144km, ascending over 2,750m. The time-trial circuit will be 32km for both men and women.