Posted by Editor on 11/8/10
As of the November 7th deadline set for potential organizers to inform the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) of their intent to bid for the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, only one letter of intention was received - from Serge Arsenault, President of the Grand Prix Cycliste UCI ProTour. This bid has the support of City of Quebec, which would host the event should Canada be successful in obtaining the necessary UCI support.
With this initial deadline passed, the CCA will now work exclusively with Mr. Arsenault on the necessary candidature file to meet the specific deadlines set out in the bid process. The CCA looks forward to working with Mr. Arsenault and the other partners to ensure that the bid goes forward with the necessary requirements met and the strongest possible support.
Canada has hosted the UCI Road World Championships twice, most recently when Hamilton, Ontario welcomed the world's top cyclists in 2003. The other occasion was 1974 in Montréal, Québec, as a lead up to the 1976 Olympic Games.
In 2010, Canada successfully hosted two UCI World Championships: the UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Baie-Comeau, QC and the UCI Mountain Bike and Trial World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC.
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