Charlotte Worthington heads into Abu Dhabi as one of the favourites ©Getty Images

The International Cycling Union (UCI) Urban Cycling World Championships are scheduled to get underway tomorrow in Abu Dhabi, with BMX freestylers set to get qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games underway.

Britain's Olympic champion Charlotte Worthington and three-time world gold medallist Hannah Roberts from the United States will be hoping to get their campaigns off to a winning start in the United Arab Emirates.

Worthington will be looking to improve on her backflip 360 at Tokyo 2020 - becoming the first woman to do so in competition.

"The World Championships is a key event in our preparation for Paris 2024 and a huge opportunity for the team to come together," said Worthington.

"It'll be a great learning experience for everyone and I'm really excited to see what’s going to go down, especially in the women’s category - we've really raised the bar this year."

Nikita Ducarroz, Switzerland's Olympic bronze medallist, will also be among the favourites, as she currently sits number one in the world.

Colombian twins Queensaray and Lizsurley Villegas will expect to be in the mix too.

Olympic champion Logan Martin is the men's world number one ©Getty Images
Olympic champion Logan Martin is the men's world number one ©Getty Images

The men's Olympic champion Logan Martin from Australia, is also the world number one and should be the man to beat.

French triple European gold medallist Anthony Jeanjean is second in the world rankings, while Venezuelan Daniel Dhers - the veteran who won silver at Tokyo 2020 - will be present too.

Finals are scheduled for Sunday (November 13).

Points will be on offer towards qualification for Paris 2024, but no automatic places are up for grabs.

Men's and women's trials events are on the programme this year as well as flatland BMX freestyle.