The UCI confirmed today that the 2027 edition of the World Championships will be held in Haut-Savoie, a region in France which includes the Alps. It has been dubbed the ‘Super Worlds’ and will be the second edition where multiple cycling disciplines converge on the same place to host their World Championships in the same period. The inaugural edition will take place in Glasgow in 2023. For Haut-Savoie, it’s a return for the road world championships that were held in the region in 1980 and won by Bernard Hinault & Beth Heiden.
The World Championships in Haute-Savoie will bring together 19 cycling disciplines, including gravel, track, MTB and indoor cycling. For France, it is their first road World Championships since Plouay hosted the event in 2000. That year, the surprise men’s winner was Latvian Romāns Vainšteins with the women’s title taken by the late Zinaida Stahurskaia of Belarus. Since then, France has hosted the MTB World Championships in Les Gets in both 1994 and 2022.
“It will be time to have a World Championship where grand tour specialists and climbers will have a chance to become world champions. It is the know-how and expertise that have been rewarded, in an exceptional natural setting.
I would like to congratulate Haute-Savoie on being awarded the organisation of the second UCI Cycling World Championships, four years after the first edition, which will take place next year in Glasgow and across Scotland. With its vast experience and ideal setting, Haute-Savoie, in France, will offer the different and varied cycling disciplines optimal conditions for a successful event.”David Lappartient, UCI President
The decision was confirmed at the 191st Congress of the UCI, held in Wollongong during the 2022 road cycling World Championships. Other decisions made included the new UCI anthem, to be played at the podium ceremonies.