The peloton’s best climbers will be licking their lips at the prospect of the 2018 World Championships heading to the Austrian city of Innsbruck, if reports are to be believed.
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French website DirectVelo reports that Innsbruck will create a circuit for the climbers, with 4,000 and 4,500 metres of ascent on the road race course, although a route hasn’t formally been agreed with the UCI.
Austria last held the Worlds in 2006, when Salzburg played host and saw Paolo Bettini and Marianne Vos crowned road race champions. Before that, Villach hosted the 1987 race as Stephen Roche completed his Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and World Championships triple crown.
Innsbruck has reportedly beaten out a bit from Yorkshire and one from Colombia to host the Worlds in 2018.