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Vancouver/Whistler Announced as Site of 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

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September 20, 2017 (Bergen, NOR) – During the 2017 Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway the UCI Management Committee awarded the following World Championships.

“We are pleased to be able to reveal the names of the hosts of a large number of UCI World Championships, and we look forward to working with the successful cities and regions to make great sporting and public successes of these events,” said UCI President Brian Cookson.

– 2018 UCI Four-cross World Championships: Val di Sole (Italy) Val di Sole has huge experience of organizing major four-cross events, particularly having hosted the specialty’s UCI 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 organise 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 is one of track cycling’s traditional haunts. It is particularly notable for having 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 Gran Fondo World Championships: Vancouver/Whistler (Canada) The event will be based around a very popular pre-existing mass participation event. The region offers some beautiful landscapes, on a continent that will host the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships for the first time.

– 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.

“Hosting our annual World Championships always arouses great interest, among both seasoned organizers and new ones from regions or cities that will host one of our highest-profile competitions for the first time,” added Cookson. “This demonstrates both the strong historical roots of our World Championships and the development of our disciplines into new areas.”

Finally, the following 2018 International Calendars were also agreed and will be published on www.uci.ch later this week: road, mountain bike, BMX, para-cycling, trials, indoor cycling and mass participation.

The next meeting of the UCI Management Committee will take place on February 2, 2018 in Valkenburg (NED) on the eve of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.

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