11.08.10 -QUEBEC CITY SHOWS
INTENT TO HOST 2015 ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Organizers of UCI ProTour only Canadian committee
to show intent
(November 08, 2010 – Ottawa, ON) As of the November
7, 2010 deadline set for potential organizers to inform
the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) of their intent
to bid for the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships,
only one letter of intention was received - from Serge
Arsenault, President of the Grand Prix Cycliste UCI
ProTour. This bid has the support of City of Quebec,
which would host the event should Canada be successful
in obtaining the necessary UCI support.
With this initial deadline passed, the CCA will now
work exclusively with Mr. Arsenault on the necessary
candidature file to meet the specific deadlines set
out in the bid process. The CCA looks forward to working
with Mr. Arsenault and the other partners to ensure
that the bid goes forward with the necessary requirements
met and the strongest possible support.
Canada hosted the UCI Road World Championships twice
in history, most recently when Hamilton, Ontario welcomed
the world’s top cyclists in 2003. The other occasion
was 1974 in Montréal, Québec, as a test
event for the 1976 Olympic Games.
In 2010, Canada successfully hosted two UCI World Championships:
the UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Baie-Comeau,
QC and the UCI Mountain Bike and Trial World Championships
in Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC.
The Canadian Cycling Association is the governing body
for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882,
the CCA aims to create and sustain an effective system
that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve
Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medal performances.
With the vision to be a leading competitive cycling
nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success,
increased national participation and world class event
hosting, the CCA manages the National teams, hosts national
and international events, and administers community
programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information,
please visit: www.canadian-cycling.com.