Government announces support for British held World Champs in Autumn Statement

The Chancellor's Spending Review says the Government will continue to support elite sporting events in the UK as well pledging more money for infrastructure investment in London

The peloton climb Libby Hill during the Elite Mens Road Race at the 2015 UCI World Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

The government has announced that it will continue to support the hosting of elite sporting events in Britain under the Chancellor George Osborne's latest Spending Review, including backing a British bid to host the UCI Road World Championships.

Britain has not hosted the Worlds since 1982, when Giuseppe Saronni of Italy took the men's title and Briton Mandy Jones took the women's at the Goodwood motor circuit in West Sussex.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).