Abu Dhabi, August 17, 2023 — MyWhoosh, the leading virtual cycling platform, today announces that following an official tender process, it has been selected as the exclusive Cycling Esports platform and the organizer of the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
This accomplishment is a significant milestone for MyWhoosh, highlighting its commitment to advancing indoor cycling through cutting-edge technology, artificial intelligence, state-of-the-art graphics and groundbreaking experiences. Throughout the year, MyWhoosh has hosted its inaugural Race Championship Series, unveiled its premiere virtual European routes in Belgium, and provided access to an array of advanced functionalities.
Akhtar Saeed Hashmi, CEO/Managing Director of MyWhoosh: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Union Cycliste Internationale for the next three years. MyWhoosh and UCI will be working closely to organize the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships with firm race control mechanisms. We are committed to transforming Abu Dhabi into a truly world-class cycling hub, and look forward to providing athletes, fans, and enthusiasts with an immersive experience that combines the excitement of esports with the spirit of cycling. This collaboration signifies a transformative era for MyWhoosh and the realm of cycling esports, bringing all the benefits and excitement of competitive cycling into home across the world. We are also excited to welcome the cycling community to Abu Dhabi for the UCI Road World Championships in 2028 and UCI Track World Championships in 2029”.
UCI President David Lappartient said: “We are delighted to welcome MyWhoosh as the new platform and organiser of the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships for the next three years, and we are convinced that they will continue to develop this exciting and popular event. Today’s announcement further confirms Abu Dhabi’s commitment to our sport after it hosted a magnificent edition of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in 2022. The city will again welcome this event in 2024, as well as the UCI Road World Championships and the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in 2028 and the UCI Track World Championships in 2029. The next three editions of the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships add to Abu Dhabi’s reputation as host of top-class cycling events.”
The UCI Cycling Esports World Championships, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), blends virtual cycling and competitive sports. With hosting rights secured, MyWhoosh will now finalize details for the three-year collaboration, aiming to transform the event into an immersive, engaging global event.