The Cyclo-Cross 2003 World Championships will take place on February 1 and 2, in Monopoli, Italy. Here is some information for any Pedal readers interested in spectating.
MONOPOLI: Monopoli, a small town with 50'000 inhabitants in the district of Bari, will host the next Cyclo-Cross World Championships.
HOTELS: The official UCI hotels are:
VILLAGGIO PORTO GIARDINO I-CAPITOLO-MONOPOLI (Bari) Tel. +22.214.171.124.00 Fax +126.96.36.199.84 E-mail email@example.com (This hotel is located at 1,5 kilometres from the circuit and at 5 kilometres from Monopoli)
CENTRAL RESERVATION OFFICE: For your accommodation needs, the central reservation office is at your disposal :
Organising Committee – 2003 Cyclo-Cross World Championships Mr. Flavio Oliva, Secretary Via Garibaldi 12 70043 Monopoli-Bari (Italy) Tel. +39-080-41.40.272/265 Fax +39-080-41.07363 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.cyclocross2003.com Opening hours : Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00.
AIRPORT: The nearest airports are the following :
Bari located at 45 kilometres from Monopoli Brindisi located at 60 kilometres from Monopoli
TECHNICAL PROGRAMME: Thursday 30 January 10.00 – 12.00 Circuit Inspection 14.00 – 16.00 Official training Friday 31 January 09.00 – 12.00 Confirmation of the starters 10.00 – 15.00 Official training
COMPETITIONS: Saturday 1st February 11.00 – 11.50 Junior Men 14.00 – 15.00 Men – under 23 years Sunday 2nd February 11.00 – 11.50 Junior Women / Elite 14.00 – 15.10 Men Elite
CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIALS: Technical Delegate: Adrie VAN DER POEL (NED) Official Doctor: Alain CALVEZ (FRA)
Commissaires Panel F. Xabier BILBAO ZABALA (ESP) – President Antonio PAGLIARA (ITA) – Secretary Jean-Pierre COPPENOLLE (BEL) – Member Jan VAN GESTEL (NED) – Member Andrew MC CORD (USA) – Member Anti-doping Inspector: Giovanni MERAVIGLIA (ITA)
ACCREDITATION CENTRE: The accreditation Centre is located at the hotel “
VILLAGGIO PORTO GIARDINO ” – Sala delle Ginestre. Opening hours of the accreditation Centre : Tuesday 28 January from 17.30 to 19.30 Wednesday 29 January to Friday 31 January from 9.00 to 13.00 – from 15.00 to 19.00 Saturday1st February from 9.00 to 13.00 – from 14.00 to 19.00 Sunday 2nd February from 8.00 to 11.30
PROGRAMME OF THE MEETINGS: Friday 31 January 09.00 UCI Management Committee Il Melograno Hotel 17.00 to 17.30 Meeting of the Team Managers Papillon Hotel 17.30 UEC Committee Management Il Melograno Hotel 18.00 Briefing of the TV commentators
Saturday 1st February 08.00 AIOCcross Management Committee 09.00 UEC Congress Il Melograno Hotel
Sunday 2nd February 08.00 AIOCcross General Meeting
CLIMATE : January / February – average temperature : about +5Ã†’C – Mediterranean climate
ELECTRICITY : 220V. European standard
CURRENCY : Euro – 1 Euro = CHF 1,46860
OFFICIAL FORMS: Each National Federation has received a “login” and a “password” in order to register directly on Internet their riders, their officials and their accompanists. The Federations without Internet can ask the Sports Events Department how to register.
The official forms must be returned to the UCI before: 10.01.2003 – Registration forms concerning the composition of the N.F. delegation 23.01.2003 – Registration forms (Junior Men, under 23 years, Elite – Junior Women / Elite)