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The Cycling world Championships come to Zürich

It is a great day for Zurich. Or we say: at least for Velo-Zurich. On Thursday morning it was announced that the Board of Directors of Swiss Cycling awards the Road world Championships in 2024 on the Limmat river. Rival Bern for the Check.

Zurich, can thus start on the next major sporting occasion to prepare, after the European football championship in 2008 and the European athletics Championships in 2014. Unlike the last two Events the city will be involved much more. While football and athletics employees primary the Letzigrund stadium and its Renovation, it will be included at the Cycling world Championships in fact, the whole city.

route with a Passage through the old town

the heart of the Cycling world Cup at the Sechseläutenplatz beat, there is also the finish line will be in all competitions. Exact route details are still not public. But to the final round, which will be used during the road race several times, are some of the cornerstones of well-known. This will give the race the character of a spring-time classic in September. So the journey from the sechseläutenplatz to go through the old town, including a Pavé-Passage before the race in a loop over the area of the city and via will lead right to the lake shore back to goal on the six-ringing place. The Starts of the races plans to distribute the OK on the Canton, so that is also involved.

in the application dossier outlined route Zurich Cycling know-how from the outside won: you were advised when planning a route, David Loosli and Olivier Senn, the current and the former Director of the Tour de Suisse, by Thomas Peter from Swiss Cycling.

From the political side had the wheel world championship candidacy from the beginning, only the wind at your back: Recently, the municipal Council agreed in early February to a credit of just under eight million francs, without a dissenting voice. Prior to that, had already expressed the city government and the Council of government clear for the Cycling world Championships. Outstanding support commitment by the Federal government. This Swiss Cycling and the Zurich-based application, however, after the Federal government in Bern has this secures the already final wheel-the world Cup project in 2020 in Aigle/Martigny. The established Budget, and 12.7 of the 19 million Swiss francs from the city, the Canton and the Federal government are contributed.

Fourth title fight in Zurich

Especially for the Swiss road bike scene, the two title fights are of great importance. Swiss Cycling want to use the time until 2024, in order to initiate new research projects. At the Association's headquarters in Grenchen, the main one dreams of a boost to development, as the EM 2014 in Zürich brought the athletes. At the same time, Zurich 2024 for the up and coming Generation will be what Marc Hirschi last autumn, helped in Innsbruck, Austria for the U-23 world title, a great drive. In 2024 you will be in the best racers in age and in the ideal case, a world champion honor.

in 1923, 1926 and 1946, the Cycling world Championships will take place already for the fourth Time in Zurich. Also next year, in Switzerland, the medals are won. The Cycling world Championships will take place from 20. to 27. September 2020 in Aigle and Martigny. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 14.03.2019, 09:00 PM

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