The 2012 UCI Road World Championships take place in Limburg, Netherlands, over September 15-23, 2012.

The championships are split into three disciplines: road race, individual time trial (ITT) and team time trial (TTT). For the road race and ITT there are five categories apiece: men, women, under-23 men, junior men and junior women. The elite men’s and women’s TTT will pit trade teams, rather than national squads, against each other. There are 12 events in total.

The winner of each of the road race and ITT (but not TTT) categories earns the right to wear the coveted world champion’s rainbow jersey whenever they race in that discipline for a year. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each category, including in the TTT.

Cycling Weekly will be covering the 2012 Road World Championships in full on www.cyclingweekly.co.uk and in the magazine with live text coverage, race reports, photos and analysis.

Road World Championships 2012: Latest news



Talk of women’s team heats up as Garner defends world title



Great Britain team for Tiernan-Locke at Worlds



Josh Edmonson: In form and in demand



Vos ready for road world title assault



Nibali heads Italian assault in World Champs road race



World Champs men’s road race: The Big Preview



Van Garderen reflects on his best season yet



Kiryienka: World time trial bronze another step to Team Sky



Dowsett exceeds expectations at Worlds



Armitstead out of Worlds road race



Phinney ultimately happy with Worlds time trial silver



Hard work pays off for Barker at Worlds



Bettini has high hopes for young Italian team at Worlds



Froome withdraws from World Champs time trial



Women’s individual time trial: The Big Preview



Dibben: Busy final flourish to junior career



Sagan ‘not in best condition’ for World Champs road race



Road World Championships 2012: Schedule



Full programme of events

Road World Championships 2012: Reports/results



Gilbert’s devastating Cauberg attack nets him road race world title



Unstoppable Vos wins women’s road race



Dibben finishes fifth in junior men’s road race



Martin beats Phinney to world time trial title



Live text coverage of men’s time trial



Live text coverage of women’s time trial



Disappointment for Pooley in women’s time trial



Barker claims junior world time trial title



Under-23 and junior men time trials



Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Specialized-Lululemon claim Worlds TTT




Road World Championships 2012: Photo galleries



Men’s road race by Graham Watson



Women’s road race by Graham Watson



Junior women’s road race by Graham Watson



Elite men’s time trial by Graham Watson



Elite women’s time trial by Graham Watson



Junior women’s time trial by Graham Watson



Under-23 and junior men’s time trials by Graham Watson



Team time trials by Graham Watson

Road World Championships 2012: TV guide



British Eurosport TV schedule>>




2011 Road World Champions

Key: RR – road race; TT – time trial

Junior women TT – Jessica Allen (Aus)

Under-23 men TT – Luke Durbridge (Aus)

Junior men TT – Mads Wurtz Schmidt (Den)

Elite women TT – Judith Arndt (Ger)

Elite men TT – Tony Martin (Ger)

Junior women RR – Lucy Garner (GBr)

Under-23 men RR – Arnaud Demare (Fra)

Junior men RR – Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra)

Elite women RR Giorgia Bronzini (Ita)

Elite men RR – Mark Cavendish (GBr)

Older news items

Banned Italians still ride in World Champs

Omega Pharma team time trial win down to perfect planning

World Champs TTT is ‘brilliant for women’s cycling’

Men’s individual time trial: The Big Preview

British team for World Championships confirmed

Pooley contemplates break from cycling after Worlds

Worlds team time trial: The Big Preview

Long list for British World Champs team announced

Following the Olympics, GB plan for Worlds

Britain qualify maximum places for World Champs

World Champs change format for 2012

Related links

Road World Championships 2011: Coverage index

2011 Road World Champs medal table