Florence has strong chance to host 2013 Worlds, says Martini

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The Italian city of Florence has a strong chance to host the 2013 World Championships, according to former Italy team boss, Alfredo Martini.

The area has "valid credentials to earn the 2013 Worlds," he said. "I feel that at this moment there is a 70 per cent of success."

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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.