'Hilly' course for 2016 Qatar Road World Championships

Mark Cavendish wins elite men's road race, Road World Championships 2011

The course for the 2016 Road World Championships in Qatar will not be totally flat like the surrounding natural terrain a UCI spokesperson has told Cycling Weekly.

The titles are also set to be moved from the traditional September time slot to mid-October in an effort to avoid extreme hot and blustery weather in what will be an Olympic year.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.