Doha heat concerns prompt latest ever World Championships in 2016

With the heat still expected to reach 35 degrees, the UCI have pushed next year's Worlds back to its latest date in history

The mens road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

The 2016 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, will run later than ever before. The UCI, cycling's governing body, confirmed next year's cycling calendar on Thursday with the Doha Worlds scheduled for October 9 to 16, following every major race planned.

This year’s men’s road race is in Richmond, USA, on September 27.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.