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UCI Road World Championships 2022: Routes, Schedule, Livestream, and Teams

The UCI Road World Championships return in 2022 with its 95th competition. The first one was held in 1921. The UCI Road World Championships 2022 will take place in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, from September 18 to September 25.

The Union Cycliste Internationale hosts the yearly world championships for road cycling known as the UCI Road World Championships (UCI). The UCI Road World Championships feature individual time trials, road races, and starting in 2019, a mixed team relay. The rainbow jersey may be worn by the category champion in time trial or mass start competitions up until the following championships.

Defending Champion (Elite Men): Julian Alaphilippe

The last season (2021) of the UCI Road World Championships was won by Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. He defeated Netherland’s Dylan van Baarle. He is currently a member of the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team. Alaphilippe, a Saint-Amand-Montrond native, began his athletic career as a cyclo-cross competitor and placed second in the 2010 Junior World Cyclo-Cross Championships.

Before making his debut in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Alaphilippe began his season by placing second overall in the Tour de la Provence. He also won the road race at the 2021 UCI Road World Championships to cap off a successful season. He became the first man from France to win several world titles in road racing.

When is the event?

There will be a total 11 events during the UCI Road World Championships 2022, which will run from September 18 to September 25.

UCI Road World Championships 2022: Stages and Schedule

Below is a schedule and timing breakdown for each of the 11 tournament events of UCI Road World Championships 2022.

Events  Date Timing (Australian Eastern Standard Times)
Individual Time Trial Events
Elite Women Sunday, September 18 09:35 am & 12:30 pm
Elite Men Sunday, September 18 01:30 pm & 05:00 pm
Men U23 Monday, September 19 01:20 pm & 05:00 pm
Junior Women Tuesday, September 20 09:30 am & 11:06 am
Junior Men Tuesday, September 20 01:20 pm & 05:01 pm
Mixed Team Relay
Mixed Relay Wednesday, September 21 O2:20 pm & 05:03 pm
Road Race Events
Junior Men Friday, September 23 08:30 am & 12:00 pm
Men U23 Friday, September 23 01:00 pm & 05:16 pm
Junior Women Saturday, September 24 08:00 am & 09:53 am
Elite Women Saturday, September 24 11:55 am & 05:00 pm
Elite Men Sunday, September 25 10:00 am & 04:51 pm

UCI Road World Championships 2022: Routes and Distances

The championship routes were revealed in March 2022. The time trial competitions will take place from September 18 to September 20 on terrain resembling the Wollongong City Circuit but without the Mount Pleasant ascent. The Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s time trial events will cover the same distance for the first time (34.2km). The mixed relay will begin in Wollongong on September 21 and complete a circuit there. While doing so, UCI Road World Championships 2022 will cover a 28.2 km2 area.

The Elite Road events, which take place on September 24 and 25, begin in Helensburgh, some 30 kilometers north of Wollongong, and include a 34-kilometer loop around Mount Keira. The Wollongong City Circuit is then used for laps in the Elite Road events. Every lap on this 17.7 km course, including the climb up Mount Pleasant, involves 220 m of ascent. The elevation gain for the Elite Men Road Race will be 3945m over a race distance of 266.9km, while the Elite Women Road Race will gain 2433m over a race distance of 164.3km. The Wollongong City Circuit will be utilized for the laps of the other road races (Junior men, Junior women, and U23 men).

The following are the routes and distances for the UCI Road World Championships 2022:

Events  Route (Starting Point)-Route (Ending Point) Distance
Individual Time Trial Events
Elite Women Wollongong-Wollongong 34.2 km (21.3 mi)
Elite Men 34.2 km (21.3 mi)
Men U23 28.8 km (17.9 mi)
Junior Women 14.1 km (8.8 mi)
Junior Men 28.8 km (17.9 mi)
Mixed Team Relay
Mixed Relay Wollongong-Wollongong 28.2 km (17.5 mi)
Road Race Events
Junior Men Wollongong-Wollongong 135.6 km (84.3 mi)
Men U23 169.8 km (105.5 mi)
Junior Women 67.2 km (41.8 mi)
Elite Women Helensburgh-Wollongong 164.3 km (102.1 mi)
Elite Men 266.9 km (165.8 mi)

Where to watch or live stream the UCI Road World Championships 2022?

  • BBC2 (UK)
  • iPlayer (UK)
  • BBC sports website (UK)
  • GCN+ (UK)
  • Eurosport (UK)
  • Discovery+ (UK)
  • FloBikes (USA)
  • Nine Network (AUS)
  • Stan Sports (AUS)

Highlights from the UCI Road World Championships 2022 will be aired on BBC2. Additionally, it will be broadcast live on the BBC Sports website, GCN+, Eurosport, Discovery+, Flobikes (USA), Nine Network (AUS), Stan Sports (AUS), and iPlayer (UK).

Elite Men’s Teams

This is an international event and teams from 43 countries will be participating in the UCI Road World Championships 2022 Elite Men category. They are-

  • Argentina (Sepúlveda, Sepúlveda)
  •  Australia (Matthews, Haussler)
  •  Austria (Schönberger, Pöstlberger)
  •  Belgium (van Aert, Stuyven)
  •  Brazil (Sessler, Sessler)
  •  Canada (Zukowsky, Coté)
  •  Colombia (Quintana, Higuita)
  •  Czech Republic (Štybar, Hirt)
  •  Denmark (Fuglsang, Cort)
  •  Ecuador (Narváez, Narváez)
  •  Eritrea (Kudus, Girmay)
  •  France (Bardet, Alaphilippe)
  •  Germany (Koch, Arndt)
  •  Great Britain (Swift, Hayter)
  •  Greece (Bouglas, Bouglas)
  •  Hungary (Valter, Valter)
  •  Italy (Trentin, Bettiol)
  •  Japan (Arashiro, Arashiro)
  •  Kazakhstan (Pronskiy, Lutsenko)
  •  Latvia (Liepiņš, Liepiņš)
  •  Lithuania (Lašinis, Lašinis)
  •  Luxembourg (Jungels, Geniets)
  •  Monaco (Berlin, Berlin)
  •  Mongolian (Sainbayar, Sainbayar)
  •  Morocco (Ed Doghmy, Ed Doghmy)
  •  Netherlands (Poels, Mollema)
  •  New Zealand (Fouché, Fouché)
  •  Norway (Kristoff, Bystrøm)
  •  Poland (Owsian, Bodnar)
  •  Portugal (Oliveira, Almeida)
  •  Rwanda (Mugisha, Manizabayo)
  •  Serbia (Stojnić, Rajović)
  •  Slovakia (Sagan, Sagan)
  •  Slovenia (Polanc, Pogačar)
  •  South Africa (Impey, Basson)
  •  Spain (Soler, Prades)
  •  Sweden (Ludvigsson, Ludvigsson)
  •  Switzerland (Küng, Dillier)
  •  Ukraine (Kononenko, Buts)
  •  United States (Sheffield, Powless)
  •  Uzbekistan (Halmuratov, Halmuratov)
  •  Venezuela (Torres, Torres)
  •  Holy See (Schuurhuis, Schuurhuis)

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