Report suggests Austria will host 2018 road World Championships

Innsbruck will reportedly host the 2018 World Championships and will create a route suited to climbers

Innsbruck (Photo: Ikiwaner)

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.

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.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.