The nine times the UCI road World Championships have gone outside Europe

Qatar will be the ninth non-European host of the World Championships since 1921 - here's a look back at the others

Thor Hushovd (Sunada)
Thor Hushovd (Sunada)
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

With the UCI taking the road World Championships on the road to Qatar this year we're taking a look back at all the other times the main event has travelled outside of Europe.

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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.