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Bettini edges out Zabel 24.09.06
Olympic champion Paolo Bettini took victory in a thrilling sprint finish at the World Road Race Championships in Salzburg on Sunday to add the title of World Champion to his name. The Italian stormed past Erik Zabel and Alejandro Valverde over the final few metres to take the rainbow jersey.
Vos takes her second rainbow in a year 23.09.06
19 year-old Dutchwoman Marianne Vos captured her second world title this year, besting her more experienced peers in the women's road race with a turn of speed that left her bike lengths in front of Trixi Worrack (Germany) and Nicole Cooke (Great Britain). (
Cancellara takes time trial title 21.09.06
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara ended the three-year reign of Michael Rogers as he won the time trial at the World Cycling Championships in Austria. (
The mood is set for world champions! 13.09.06
Just a few days to go until the start of the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Salzburg.
Far from being only about sports, these championships offer visitors an exciting supporting programme.

COMMUNIQUE N° 5 07.09.06
Details Training Sessions

Tuesday, 19.09.2006 - Time Trial

Frieday, 22.09.2006 - Road Race

Participation in the 2006 UCI Road World Championships - Men Elite 16.08.06
Based on the regulations approved by the Management Committee on 27 January 2006, UCI has established the list of the qualified countries, and their respective quotas of riders, for the 2006 UCI Road World Championships in Salzburg (AUT).
“We want the World Championship title!” 18.07.06
High-calibre visit from Italy in the Cycling World Championship city of Salzburg: Olympic winner Paolo Bettini and Danilo Di Luca, the first ProTour overall winner, today completed four laps on the road race route of the Cycling World Championships, which will take place 19-24 September in Salzburg. The two riders were accompanied by national coach Franco Ballerini.
A treat for visitors! 30.05.06
Only a few weeks to go until the 2006 UCI Road World Championships in Salzburg. The world championships are set to be an unforgettable memory not only because of the pros, U23 riders and the best ladies in the world. The fans too, who will liven things up in Mozart’s city between 19 and 24 September, will ensure these are world championships to remember.

No reduction of laps for the professional race 09.03.06
The motion by the Organisational Committee of the World Championships 2006 to cut the number of rounds for the professional race at the domestic WC in Salzburg has been declined by UCI. The Road Commission announced this decision through Philippe Chevallier who is responsible for rules. The professional race at the World Championship will therefore take place on 24th September not over ten but over twelve rounds and thus 265.2 kilometers.
Less than 50 Days until the Road World Championships 03.03.06
Only 200 more days, then the UCI Road World Championships, Austria’s most anticipated sports event of the year, begins in Salzburg. The professional Austrian cyclists have already been able to draw praise and positive attention in the early stages of the championship season, and the hot phase for the World Championship’s organisational team begins now.

Cycling World Championship Fully Financed! 14.02.06
In the framework of the press conference on the UCI Road Cycling World Championship in Salzburg, held in the Österreicher Haus in Sestriere in the presence of ÖOC President Leo Wallner and UCI Vice President Hein Verbruggen during the Olympic Games today, good news on the topic of sponsoring were announced: The Cycling World Championship 2006 is fully financed.

Mozart goes sports 13.02.06
The UCI Road World Championships will be held in Salzburg and surrounds from 19 to 24 September 2006. For six days, the city where Mozart was born will be in the focus of the cycling world. Fan groups from around the globe will visit Salzburg to experience this showdown live. For Salzburg, this event is the chance of a lifetime – an opportunity that is not to be missed.
Positive Development of the Budget 16.12.05
In the framework of the meetings of the Finance and Executive Committee of the Steering Committee (OK) of the World Cycling Championship 2006 in Salzburg last week, the participants were very pleased about the positive report of the OK Supervisory Committee on the very economical development of the expenditure side of the OK.

Change of programme/new sponsors signed up 21.11.05
300 days prior to the outset of the 2006 UCI Road World Championship in Salzburg, changes have been made to the schedule. The request of World Championship 2006’s organisation committee to execute a daily competition and thus to start the competitions on Tuesday, 19 September 2006, was turned down by the international TV stations.

Salzburg Feverishly Anticipating the World Championships 11.10.05
Ten journalists from the best-selling cycling and travel magazines in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium came to Salzburg at the initiative of the SLT, in order to become acquainted with the site of the 2006 UCI Road World Championships. With them was also the former Belgian Tour de France victor Lucien van Impe.

Green Light for the Road Cycling World Championships 28.08.05
Following the site visit by the UCI Supervising Committee, which took place yesterday and today at the Salzburg Congress with high-ranking representatives of the World Cycling Sport Association UCI, there was a lot of praise expressed for the work that had already been done in connection with the Cycling World Championship 2006, which will be the biggest sporting event of the coming year.

Eisel enthusiastic 09.07.05
Tour-de-Suisse stage winner: „The scenery is gorgious, but it won’t be easy“, the Styrian prepares for a sprint decision. "There is one thing to say about this course: Hats off!” This assessment of the courses for the 2006 World Road Championship in Salzburg does not come from a nobody, but from Bernhard Eisel.

UCI Presentation in August 16.06.05
In less than 15 months the big day will have come and the starting shot to the biggest Austrian sports event of the year will be fired: the UCI World Road Championships from 19 to 24 September 2005 in Salzburg. Apparently lying far ahead in the future, the mega sports event sees an important date for the Organising Committee (OC) already by the end of this year’s August. By that date all concepts will have to be accepted by UCI representatives in Salzburg.

Time Trial: Start Has Been Fixed! 13.05.05
The discussions concerning the start of the time trial at the UCI Road World Championship in 2006 found an end: the Makartsteg was set today as the start for the time trial competitions.

A Festival for Visitors 29.04.05
While the activities concerning the Organising Committee in 2004 were mainly signified by planning the course, the attention now is focussed on concepts for traffic and visitor streams. Having designed the race courses in a close collaboration of the work groups Sport/Course and Traffic, and having achieved the acceptance by the International Cycling Union, it is now essential to reflect about how the potential visitors of the Road World Championships can be offered the best possible service and about how to make the World Championships a real festival for visitors. 

"Inspection“ in Salzburg 28.04.05
Big cycling nations leave nothing to chance. In particular before a World Championship – even when this is still a year ahead. The inspections for the title bouts in Salzburg in September 2006 have already begun. The first to come were the national federations from the US and the Netherlands. Now Belgium is following with the Royal Cycling Federation of Belgium (KBWB).

No Start on Staatsbrücke 23.04.05
The official courses for the 2006 UCI Road World Championships in Salzburg were presented already in January. It was announced then that the start for the individual time trial competitions was going to take place on Staatsbrücke. In particular due to traffic-related reasons this variant is – after exhaustive debates – likely to be abandoned.

King Cobra Follows Slow Worm 26.01.05
Local hero Gerrit Glomser knows the course like the back of his hand. The two-time winner of the Österreich-Rundfahrt (Tour of Austria) believes that „it certainly won’t come to a mass sprint” in the World Championship road race. In the last two years parts of the World Championship course have already been used in races, but according to Glomser the courses then had nothing to do with the real World Championship course now: “The demands are totally different than in the last years. The big sticking point comes after about eleven kilometres, the route up to Elixhausen. It is an approximately one kilometre long, waspishly climb, which will definitely take its toll after a distance of 200 kilometres.”

Presentation of the World Championship Courses 26.01.05
On 19 September 2006 the starting shot for the UCI Road Wold Championships in Salzburg will be fired. After Villach, Carinthia/Vienna in 1987 it is the second time in the history of Road Wold Championships for such a sport event to take place in Austria.  20 months previous to the sport event of the year the road race and the time trial courses are presented, courses which come up with several novelties and specialities.

Big Chance for Salzburg 05.11.04
From 19 to 24 September, 2006, the UCI Road World Championships will be carried out in and around Salzburg. The city’s everyday life is going to centre on cycling sport for six days. From all around the world fans of cycling sport will come to witness the spectacle live and on the spot. For Salzburg this event is considered a big chance - a chance essential to seize.
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Dr. Heinz Schaden,
Mayor of the City of Salzburg

In Salzburg cycling is very popular. The bicycle is the most favoured means of transportation in the population, the network of cycle paths is one of the most densely structured throughout Austria. Additionally professional cycling is quite significant too. Thus I am especially pleased that we succeeded in our bid to host the 2006 Road World Championships in Salzburg. The World Championships as one of the biggest sport events, taking place on venues all over world and each year, is an important multiplicator for race cycling and an unforgettable event for the fans of cycling – hence the preparations run at full speed. Already now I am looking forward to the competitions and the finishes in the heart of our city!

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