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Scotland to host first multi-discipline cycling worlds

National Track Cycling Championships Manchester

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Matti Dobbins, Alfie George, Kyle Gordon and Joseph Nally of Scotland compete in the team pursuit during the National Track Championships at National Cycling Centre on January 27, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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AIGLE, Switzerland -- The International Cycling Union says it picked Scotland to host the first combined world championships in 13 disciplines in 2023.

Glasgow will host most events over a two-week period in August featuring road and track races, plus mountain bike, BMX and para-cycling.

The UCI will gather the world championships together every fourth year in the season before an Olympics.

The governing body says “over several weeks, the host city and/or region will become the true cycling capital of the world.”