US Picked to Host 2015 Cycling World Championships
US picked to host 2015 cycling world championships
By DAVE SKRETTA , 09.21.11, 12:34 PM EDT
The road cycling world championships are returning to the United States for first time in nearly 30 years.
The UCI, cycling’s international governing body, selected a bid from Richmond, Va., to host the event in 2015 on Wednesday in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oman had been in the running for the event before removing its candidacy earlier in the day.
The U.S. last hosted the worlds in 1986 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“The road world championships haven’t been held on American soil in my lifetime,” said 21-year-old Taylor Phinney, a former individual pursuit and under-23 world time trial champion. “It will certainly give me and the entire new generation of American cycling something to aspire to.”
The 2015 championships are scheduled for Sept. 19-27 and will feature elite men and women, under-23 men, and junior men and women. Events include road races, individual time trials and a new team time trial that will feature the world’s top professional teams.
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