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 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