Sun, sand and sweat: Photo highlights from the Doha Road World Championships

by Matt de Neef


There’s no denying that this year’s Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar attracted their fair share of criticism. The UCI was panned by riders, fans and commentators alike for putting commercial interests ahead of sport, the result of which was a week of racing in stiflingly hot conditions with virtually no one watching from the roadside.

But now that the dust has settled on the 2016 Worlds, it’s time to take a look back at some of the sporting highlights from the eight days of competition. The gallery you see below documents each of the men’s events, from the team time trial, to the individual time trials, and on to the road races. For a gallery from the women’s events, stay posted to our sister site Ella CyclingTips in the coming days.