Qatar awarded 2016 World Cycling Championships
Qatar's list of forthcoming major sports events grew on Wednesday as the Gulf state was awarded the 2016 world cycling road championships by the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The UCI took their decision on the margins of the present edition of the world championships being held here.
The historic Italian city of Florence is due to host next year's edition, with the Spanish city of Ponferrada the host in 2014 and the American city of Richmond, Virginia, scheduled to organise the event in 2015.
Qatar is already due to host the 2022 football World Cup, while in recent years they have also been awarded the 2014 world swimming championships and the 2015 men's handball world championships.