June 29, 2015 (Montréal, QC) – After many efforts and attempts at strategic planning, the Québec Summer Events Corporation and the organizing committee are announcing the postponement of UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup that was to be held on September 19th in Montréal.
“The challenges we’ve faced came mainly from logistic and financial components,” explains Patrice Drouin, president of Gestev, executive producer of the event. “Because of insufficient time, we couldn’t bring together in time all the right partners needed in order to deliver an event that is up to the standards of a UCI World Cup.
“Taking into account the financial risk caused by this lack of time in coming with optimal conditions to hold a successful event, the committee has proposed to Cycling Canada and Union Cycliste Internationale to defer it to a later date. Even though all current partners that were approached we’re fully collaborating, time was not on our side.
“Let’s also mention that other major events were taking place in Montréal at the same time, making it difficult to hold the event in one single day. The organizing committee and Cycling Canada have asked the Union Cycliste Internationale for a postponement. If their request is approved, a deferral date for 2016 will be communicated at a later date,” he concluded.