UCI World Championships Today – Men’s Elite Hit The Road

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships take place in the city of Glasgow and all across Scotland. With Team GB grabbing 4 golds and 5 silvers on Friday what they can do today? The first Saturday of the mega-event will see many more sets of medals decided. Who will win them? Where will the best action be? Read on to find out all you need as to what will be happening at the UCI World Championships today.

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The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Main Races Today

With lots of medals set to be distributed on Saturday, August 05th here are the main places where the action will be.

Men’s Elite Road Race

The most popular cycling event in the world is the Men’s Elite Road Race World Championship. The new world champion and king of the roads for at least a year will be found on Sunday, August 06th as the riders tackle the 271.1km course between Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and Glasgow.

All the favourites are present. Who will find the fastest route? Who will be bold enough to attack early? Who will struggle to navigate the hundreds of corners and sharp bends once the riders enter Glasgow?

Start time: The racing is set to begin at 09:30 am GMT. After tackling 271 km from Edinburgh to Glasgow the riders are expected to be arriving at the finish line around 16:00 GMT. Here is a much more detailed look where you can see the Men’s Elite riders as they tackle the course:

Estimated Timings



Edinburgh9:30 – 10:02
Fife10:02 – 10:36
Clackmannanshire10:36 – 10:40
Falkirk10:40 – 11:20
Stirling11:20 – 11:45
East Dunbartonshire11:45 – 12:12
Glasgow12:12 – 16:00

Course: The 271.1km course starts at the Scottish capital Edinburgh. It then weaves its way through a 100km of countryside and across the picturesque Loch Lomond. The final 90 km are several circular laps throughout Glasgow with lots of sharp turns, 500 corners have to be tackled in each lap. Eventually, the winner will be the rider that crosses the finish line at George Square in Glasgow’s city centre.

Favourites: The main favourite is the defending world champion Remco Evenepoel. However, all of Tadej Pogacar, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert have strong aspirations to try and win the gold. This guarantees an exciting race and possibly a thrilling finale.

Mountain Bike Cross-Country Marathon – Finals

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The most demanding physical event of all 13 cycling World Championships will take place on Sunday at the world famous for its challenging cycling routes Glentress Forest. The Mountain Bike Marathon is a 100km long gruelling course over rocks, mud, roots and constant climbs and sharp downhills. It is set to push the riders to their limits of endurance and lactose tolerance. The men and women are not split and they all start via a mass start.

The best part is that an hour after the elite riders set off any enthusiast that wants will be allowed to follow them on the course and test their own endurance levels.

Start time: The racing is set to begin at noon GMT, pending weather. Some delays can be expected if heavy rainfall or thick mist interfere.

Course: The Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley.

Track – multiple finals

On Friday Team GB won 4 golds and 5 silvers at the legendary Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. With a lot more medals set to be distributed today the stands of the Velodrome are bound to be packed by spectators urging the flying riders over every lap. Here are more details about today’s action at the Velodrome.

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Great Britain’s Women’s Team Pursuit team (from left to right) Katie Archibald, Eleanor Dickinson, Neah Evans and Elinor Barker competing in the final of the Women’s Pursuit event during day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow.
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Start time: The racing is set to begin at 11:00 GMT and it will continue for many hours. The main excitement and medal distribution will be during the evening session, starting at 18:00 GMT.

Favourites: The Dutch, French and German track riders are always up there challenging for the medals. However, Team GB has been the dominant force on the Track so far and we expect more silverware for the hosts. After 2 goals and 2 bronzes on day 1 of racing and an amazing Friday with 4 golds and 5 silvers backing Team GB riders on Saturday seems the way to go right now.

Key Locations for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Races Today

With 13 different cycling World Championships taking place sanctimoniously in Scotland you might wonder where to be for your favourite one this Sunday, August 06th. Well, wonder no more as here we have a detailed list of the exact place where all the action will take place today:

  • BMX Freestyle Park – 1/2 finals (Glasgow Green, Glasgow)
  • Para-cycling Track (Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow)
  • Mountain Bike Cross-Country Marathon – Finals (Men & Women) (Glentress Forest, Tweed Valley)
  • Road – Men’s Elite (Road Race Start: Edinburgh Road Race Finish: George Square, Glasgow,)
  • Track – detail of all the events above (Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow)

Other 2023 UCI World Championships Races Today

We reviewed in great detail the main 2 UCI World Championships races today above but now we’ll give you brief information about the other action that will be taking place on Saturday, August 05th.

BMX Freestyle Park – 1/2 Finals at Glasgow Green, Glasgow will start at 13:00 GMT.

BMX Racing – Heats at Glasgow BMX Centre, Glasgow will start at 11:00 am GMT.

Para-cycling Track  at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. The racing will take place all day, starting from 11:00 GMT.

And here you have all the UCI World Championships races today and where to find them. Tune in every morning as we will be giving you daily updates on what was happening and where.

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