Britain In For World Road Race Championships

Last updated : 03 October 2011 By Kev Monks

Great Britain will be bidding to stage the UCI World Road Race Championships in the next ten years.

Boosted by the success of Mark Cavendish's win in Copenhagen eight days ago, Brian Cookson, President of British Cycling and newly elected president of the UCI road commission, said in an interview with our friends at; "We will bid for the world road championships.

"It's difficult in this country with the way the public sector is at the moment, but I think there are a number of places where we might do it successfully; maybe Wales, maybe Scotland, maybe London - I would think those places are the favourites. But we're in very preliminary discussions with those people." 

Britain last staged the prestigious Championships in 1982 at Goodwood and Cookson felt that was too long saying: "The last one was 1982, which is far too long ago,. 

"You need to plan six to eight years ahead with the UCI and other partners, and start raising awareness. But the fact Cav won this year has raised the profile and it increases the opportunity."