Posted by Editoress on 09/25/13
The UCI today announced that Switzerland, Andorra, France and the UK will play host to UCI World Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016, alongside events previously awarded.
The UCI Management Committee, meeting in Florence, Italy, today awarded events to the following host cities:
• 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross Masters World Championships will be held in Gossau, Switzerland;
• 2015 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships will be held in Vallnord, Andorra [Note: The other bid nation was Mexico];
• 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will be held in Laissac, France; and
• 2016 UCI Track World Championships will be held in London, UK.
Announcing the awards, UCI President Pat McQuaid congratulated the host city organisers for their commitment to cycling. "It is a great pleasure to see towns and cities so enthusiastically supporting our different cycling disciplines - and not only the events catering to professionals but also the very important championships for Masters athletes."
"On behalf of the UCI, I would like to thank and congratulate these four future hosts of the major UCI events taking place in the next three years. Their enthusiasm and commitment means that we can be sure the events will live up to the expectations of competitors and spectators alike."
The Management Committee was also informed that the first edition of the UCI Cycling Forum, which brings together all of cycling's stakeholders, will be held between the 25-29 November 2014 in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
The UCI Management Committee meeting continues tomorrow in Florence, Italy.
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