2024 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships set to be held in-person for first time

2024 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships MyWhoosh

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in collaboration with MyWhoosh, has set the stage for the 2024 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships, with the in-person final scheduled for October 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This marks the fourth edition of the championships and introduces a significant evolution in the event’s format.

In a first for the championships, the final will see all qualified participants competing on-site, a departure from previous remote formats. The event organisers have made arrangements to bring the top 20 female and male athletes from the qualifying rounds to Abu Dhabi, ensuring a competitive and diverse lineup.

This year, the UCI confirmed MyWhoosh as the exclusive platform and organiser for the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships for a three-year period (2024-2026). MyWhoosh is dedicated to providing an engaging and immersive experience, blending the thrill of esports with the essence of cycling, thereby contributing to the growth and development of this rapidly evolving discipline.

The 2024 championship will encompass qualifying rounds to determine the finalists who will compete in Abu Dhabi. Detailed information about the event, including its location, exact dates, qualification criteria, and event format, is expected to be announced early next year.

Abu Dhabi’s selection as the host city for the 2024 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships is part of a broader strategy. The city is set to host several major UCI events, including the 2024 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, the 2028 UCI Road World Championships, the 2028 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, and the 2029 UCI Track World Championships. These events underline Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to establish itself as a premier destination for top-tier cycling competitions.

Bjørn Andreassen and Loes Adegeest were last year’s champions.