Precise dates for each event are yet to be revealed, but the Nevis Range at Fort William will be hosting the Downhill element of the World Championships in 2023, some time between 3rd and 13th August.
The official release from the UCI states:
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships today revealed that the event’s mountain bike downhill competitions will take place at Nevis Range in Fort William.
The iconic venue is the eighth location to be announced as a host of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland from 3 to 13 August 2023. It is the third venue announced outside Glasgow, after Dumfries & Galloway for the para-cycling road competitions and Stirling for the road time trials.
Located in the Scottish Highlands, Fort William has a long history of welcoming elite competition, having hosted the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships as well as rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup annually since 2002. Today’s announcement was made during the fifth round of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup taking place in Fort William.
Additional venues and locations for the different UCI World Championships included in the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will be confirmed in the coming weeks and months.UCI
Will the World Championships use the same track as the traditional World Cup course? Will Fort William also host a round of the World Cup? And where will the XC World Championships be held? We’ll be poised with fingers hovering over accommodation bookings. August in Scotland, it’s always sunny, right?
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