SKODA AUTO is the official sponsor of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships
ŠKODA AUTO is expanding its comprehensive engagement in cycling. The Czech company will be in the limelight as the official sponsor of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, which will take place in the Austrian province of Tirol from 22 to 30 September, 2018. ŠKODA AUTO will be providing the organizers with 122 support vehicles for the twelve races that finish in the provincial capital of Innsbruck. In addition, the ŠKODA logo will appear prominently along the route.
Alain Favey, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, says: “ŠKODA and cycling go hand in hand. Our commitment to cycling reflects the ŠKODA brand's unique relationship with the bicycle, which the company began producing in 1895.With the Tour de France and the Tour of Spain “Vuelta”, we were already supporting two major events in international cycling as the official sponsor. Now we are extending our engagement by adding another season highlight – the UCI Road World Championships.”
Depending on the races, the competition starts in Ötztal, Hall-Wattens, Rattenberg or Kufstein. The finishing line of all the races is Hofburg at the heart of the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck. The longest competition – the Men Elite Road Race with a kick-off in Kufstein – takes place on 30 September, covering a distance of 254.2 kilometres. The riders will take on around 5,000 metres uphill. A day earlier, the women's elite will be fighting for victory on the 156.2-kilometer circuit from Kufstein to Innsbruck, during which they have to master 2,413 metres uphill.