2021 Road World Championships: How to watch live coverage on the BBC

Lizzie Deignan cycling at the Imola motor racing track
Last year's UCI Road World Championships were held at the Imola motor racing track in Italy
2021 UCI Road World Championships
Venue: Flanders, Belgium Dates: 19-26 September
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app, and through Connected TVs

The UCI Road World Championships will be held in Flanders, Belgium from 19-26 September - and all the elite action will be shown live on the BBC.

Based around the city of Leuven, the 94th edition of the annual championships is back to a full schedule with the team time trial mixed relay, Under-23 and junior categories returning after last year's event was pared down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Former world champions Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Deignan will be part of the Great Britain team, which also features Olympic mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock and Tour of Britain runner-up Ethan Hayter.

British Cycling has named a squad of 30 riders across all events, with Hayter up first in the elite men's time trial alongside Dan Bigham on Sunday, 19 September.

Events take place across Flanders, with elite time trials starting in Knokke-Heist and finishing in Bruges whilst elite road races start in Antwerp and end in Leuven.

The road races will feature a Classics-style course on some of the iconic cobbled climbs in the region - with the men covering 268km and 157km for the women.

French rider Julian Alaphilippe celebrates his first world road race win
French rider Julian Alaphilippe is the reigning champion after his first world road race title in the 2020 event

BBC coverage times

All times listed are BST and are subject to change.

Sunday, 19 September

13:30-16:15 - Men's time trial, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app

Monday, 20 September

13:30-15:45 - Women's time trial, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app

Wednesday, 22 September

13:25-16:05 - Mixed Team time trial, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app

Saturday, 25 September

11:10-16:15 - Women's road race (uninterrupted), BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app

14:00-16:15 - Women's road race, BBC Two

Sunday, 26 September

09:25-17:00 - Men's road race (uninterrupted), BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport website & app

14:40-17:00 - Men's road race, BBC Two

Late changes

Schedules and coverage times are subject to late changes. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.


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National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible, but please check your local listings for more detailed information.