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September 20/17 8:10 am - UCI Announces Future Worlds Sites, including Vancouver-Whistler

Posted by Editoress on 09/20/17

As usual, the various Commissions at the UCI meet at the Road Worlds and approve changes to regulations, the awarding of events, etc.  This year in Bergen is no different, and a number of world championship site announcements were released last night:

For Canada, the big one is the 2020 Gran Fondo Masters World Championships are coming to Vancouver-Whistler, the traditional event that runs along the Sea to Sky Highway.  This will be the first time it has been held in North America.  Qualification is through the Gran Fondo world series, and the only Canadian event in the Series is the Grey County Road Race, held around Collingwood.

John Tolkamp, President of Cycling Canada, said "We are looking forward to welcoming the world to Canada.  Gran Fondo Canada have been strong partners with Cycling Canada and supporting cycling."

The UCI also announced:

• 2018 UCI Four-cross World Championships: Val di Sole (Italy) - Val di Sole hosted the 4X World Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

• 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - With this event, the UCI will be the first International Federation to organize a World Championships in the Brazilian capital following the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

• 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Pruszkow (Poland) - Situated close to the Polish capital Warsaw, the Pruszkow velodrome welcomed the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2009. In addition, the city will host the opening round of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

• 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Apeldoorn (Netherlands) - Apeldoorn hosted the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and, once before, the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2015. Apeldoorn will also play host to the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

• 2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships: Basel (Switzerland) - In returning to Basel, the city that has already successfully hosted the event in 2013, this discipline's UCI World Championships will revisit one of the flagship countries of indoor cycling.

• 2019 and 2020 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships: Manchester (Great Britain) - The Manchester velodrome is a hotbed for the Masters Track Cycling World Championships. The 2015 and 2016 editions of the event took place there and benefited from perfect conditions.

• 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships: Dübendorf (Switzerland) - Located next to Zurich, the town of Dübendorf will host the first edition of this discipline's UCI World Championships to be held in Switzerland since the Eschenbach World Championships in 1995.




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