Posted by Editoress on 01/29/10
The Management Committee of the International Cycling Union (UCI) met for the first time this year today in Tabor, the Czech Republic, on the eve of the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships which will be held this weekend.
During the meeting, the Management Committee awarded the following UCI World Championships:
• 2013 Cyclo-cross: Louisville, Kentucky (USA),
• 2013 Junior Track: Glasgow (GBR),
• 2010 Track Cycling Masters: Anadia (POR),
• 2012-2013 Cyclo-cross Masters: Louisville, Kentucky (USA).
The award of the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships – with candidatures from Veneto Dolomiti (ITA) and Willingen (GER) – has been deferred until the Management Committee meeting of 11 June in Birmingham (GBR).
With regards to the choice of Louisville to host the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, the UCI President, Mr Pat McQuaid, emphasised the major significance of this decision: “For the first time since this event was established some 60 years ago, the Cyclo-cross World Championships will take place in the United States, where the discipline is currently experiencing very strong growth. We are extremely happy with the award of this event as it is a clear illustration of the UCI’s strategy to globalise cycle sport. I would like to congratulate the promoters of this initiative, as well as the city of Louisville, and wish them the best of luck with their work.”
The Management Committee also approved the following calendars (details are available at www.uci.ch):
• 2010 UCI Mountain Bike International Calendar,
• 2010-2011 UCI Track Cycling International Calendar,
• 2010-2011 UCI Cyclo-cross International Calendar,
• 2010-2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Calendar,
• 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Pre-calendar.
The Management Committee also approved the qualification systems for the 2012 London Olympic Games’ mountain bike and BMX competitions, the 2012 London Paralympics’ cycling competitions and 2010 UCI Road World Championships (men’s road races). Details of these qualification systems will soon be available on the UCI website.
UCI Press Services
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