2015 UCI Road World Championships

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2015 UCI Road World Championships
Richmond 2015 bid logo
Richmond is located in USA
Location in the United States
Host city Richmond, Virginia, United States
Date(s)  (2015-09-19 - 2015-09-27)September 19–27, 2015
Coordinates 37°32′N 77°28′W / 37.533°N 77.467°W / 37.533; -77.467
Cyclists participating elite, under-23, junior
Events 12

The 2015 UCI Road World Championships is scheduled to take place in Richmond, Virginia over September 19–27, 2015.[1] It will be the 82nd Road World Championships.

Banner of the Championships


When UCI's deadline expired on February 20, 2011, three nations had announced their intention to bid for this event:[2]

  •  Oman [4]
    • During the 2011 Tour of Oman race organiser Eddy Merckx confirmed that the Arabian country would bid to host the 2015 world championships. He offered his support, and media reports indicated he could have a key role in the organisation of the championships.[5]
  • Quebec City, Quebec,  Canada
    • Quebec City bid for these championships after being encouraged by Pat McQuaid, president of the UCI.[6][7] Quebec City was the only Canadian city that entered a bid by Cycling Canada's deadline of November 7, 2010. In 2011 Quebec City withdrew, citing the high cost of hosting the event ($20 million).[8]

On September 21, 2011, Richmond was selected as host. The event will be held September 19–27, 2015.[1]


An UCI official inspected the courses in December 2013.[9] The courses will be officially announced around February 2014.

All the races will finish downtown Richmond on Broad Street, where the last few hundred meters are relatively flat. The lead-up in the final kilometers will be a bit uphill. Each lap of the 10-mile road circuit will contain a number of short, challenging climbs. Each lap of the circuit contains about 400 feet of climbing and includes cobbles.[10]

The courses was used in competition during the national collegiate championships over May 2–4, 2014.[9]

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