100 years of Road World Championships
100 Years of UCI Road World Championships
It all started with the first UCI Road World Championships in the year 1921. The Danish capital Copenhagen set the stage for that very first battle for the World title, which was only for amateurs at the time. In the years that followed, the greatest Champions donned the rainbow jersey and now the time has come to crown winners in a genuine jubilee edition.
After all, the UCI and cycling will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their Road World Championships in 2021 and the battle for the white jersey with rainbow bands across the chest will be fought on hallowed cycling ground: Flanders, where champions are born.
In the previous 100 years, Belgium has hosted the Road World Championships 9 times, 6 of those were in Flanders, and has lauded 26 World Champions. From 18 to 26 September 2021, the cycling mad region of Flanders will once again become the epicentre of racing, and the peloton is coming home for the 2021 UCI Road World Championships Flanders, Belgium.
Will you be there too?