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Thu, 13 October 2016

UCI Names Winning Bids of 15 World Championships; Yorkshire Gets 2019

In a demonstration of cyclings continued globalisation and the Union Cycliste Internationales (UCI) strong desire to take the sport to new territories and regions, eleven countries, including Turkey a first in the history of UCI World Championships Canada, England, Poland, Germany and the USA, have been awarded hosting rights for 15 flagship events across seven cycling disciplines up to 2020.

Among the successful bids are Yorkshire (Great Britain) which will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada) which has been awarded the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike (and Masters Mountain Bike) World Championships and Heusden-Zolder (Belgium) and Houston (USA) which will stage the 2019 and 2020 UCI BMX World Championships respectively. The 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will be held in Berlin (Germany).

Every two years, the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships will now be held at the UCI World Cycling Centre (UCI WCC) Velodrome, situated at the headquarters of the International Federation in Aigle, Switzerland. The decision was made as part of the UCIs ongoing strategy to help nurture and grow track cycling for young athletes by ensuring competing nations are fully supported through the state-of-the-art resources and facilities.

Upcoming UCI World Championships and Hosts

2017 UCI Mountain Bike Four-cross World Championships Val di Sole, Italy
2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships Maniago, Italy
2018 and 2020 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships Aigle, Switzerland
2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Auronzo, Italy
2018 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships Lige, Belgium
2019 UCI Road World Championships Yorkshire, Great Britain
2019 UCI Mountain Bike (and Masters Mountain Bike) World Championships Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
2019 UCI BMX World Championships Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships Emmen, the Netherlands
2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Poznan, Poland
2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships Berlin, Germany
2020 UCI BMX World Championships Houston, USA
2020 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships Oostende, Belgium
2020 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Sakarya, Turkey

We are delighted to be able to reveal the names of so many new hosts from such a wide range of countries around the world and we look forward to working closely with the successful cities and regions in the coming months and years as we build towards each of these UCI World Championships, said UCI President Brian Cookson. We were especially impressed by the strength of interest in hosting our flagship events, as demonstrated by the sheer number and calibre of the bids we received. The UCI is committed to expanding the reach of cycling worldwide and ensuring the sport continues to grow in both established and emerging markets.

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