Friday, September 9, 2016
The 1972 UCI Road World Championships took place on the 6 August 1972 in Gap, France 22.7.1972
The 1972 UCI Road World Championships took place on the 6 August 1972 in Gap, France. Only two professional races took place due to the Munich Olympics.
The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual world championship for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI Road World Championships include championships for elite men's road race and individual time trial. In addition, women's world championship events are held for the same events in the same manner ; under-23 world championship for cyclists under the age of 23 years; junior world championships for cyclists under the age of 19 years.
The winner of the UCI Road World Championships road race is considered the World Cycling Champion (or World Road Cycling Champion) and earns the right to wear the Rainbow Jersey for a full year in road race or stage events. The event is a single 'mass start' road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance.
The road race is contested by riders organized by national cycling teams as opposed to commercially sponsored or trade teams, which is the standard in professional cycling.