Imola will host the 2020 Road Cycling World Championships

The Italian candidacy has prevailed over the French option of La Planche des Belles Filles and will host the World Cup event from September 24 to 27.


The Italian municipality of Imola will host the 2020 Road Cycling World Championships due to the impossibility of holding the event in Aigle-Martigny, as planned, due to the Swiss government's restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be held from September 24 to 27 this month.

Several Italian media advanced in the morning the news that the UCI has confirmed this Wednesday after almost a month of searching for an alternative to the Aigle-Martigny route on European soil.The test could leave Bologna to head to a similar circuit to the one faced in the 2018 Giro d'Italia, with the climb to Tre Monti, with 5 kilometers at 4% and ramps of up to 10%, to which 10 would be given turns. At the arrival of the Giro in 2018, with only one climb to Tre Monti, Irishman Sam Bennett won.

It will be the second time that Imola has hosted a Road Cycling World Championship after doing so in 1968, when Vittorio Adorni prevailed. In this way Italy will once again host a Cycling World Cup, something that had not happened since Florence hosted them in 2013 in a test in which Rui Costa won the rainbow jersey after beating Alejandro Valverde and Purito Rodríguez.

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