BBC Sport has secured full broadcasting rights across Scotland to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships after extending its deal with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The new agreement for the Glasgow-based event is part of the channel’s long-term commitment to the coverage of major UCI events.
UCI President, David Lappartient, said: “BBC Sport already provides fantastic coverage of our UCI World Championships for track and road, and I am delighted our partnership will extend to encompass all disciplines at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.
“This historic event will be of enormous interest to fans in Great Britain and all over the world, and BBC Sport will ensure they can enjoy the very best of these 11 days of action.”
For the first time, 13 UCI World Championships will be held in the same location, whilst the para-cycling competitions will also be fully integrated into the schedule in a first for the sport.
“We are delighted to have such comprehensive coverage of a sport that continues to grow in popularity,” added BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater.
“Glasgow and the whole of Scotland are going to be a hub for cycling fans next August and we are proud to be the broadcast partner of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championship and to showcase the event across the BBC.”
The deal will enable television audiences to watch; Road, Para-cycling Road, Track, Para-cycling Track, Mountain Bike Cross-country, Mountain Bike Downhill, Mountain Bike Marathon, BMX Freestyle Park, BMX Freestyle Flatland, BMX Racing, Trials and Indoor Cycling.
Chair of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, Paul Bush OBE, concluded: “We are thrilled BBC Sport has extended its commitment towards UCI events and shall cover the single biggest cycling event in history, the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
“With unequalled history and experience in covering major global sporting events, we look forward to working with them to showcase the breadth of cycling disciplines on offer in Glasgow and across Scotland as we bring together 13 existing UCI World Championships into one mega event for the very first time in August 2023.”
The 2023 edition of the tournament will be held 3-13 August next year and will have ‘extensive coverage’ across TV, online and social platforms.