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Zurich returns to the Cycling world

Drearier than midday on Thursday of the six-ringing place. Rainy, cold, deserted. And yet, the people who are in a secondary hall of the Opera house and the place look rays. You don't see the present, but the autumn before days in five years. The Sechseläutenplatz will then receive the Cycling world Championships, day the aim of the competitions. It is the scene of a large sports festival. And one of the diversity. For the first time, the para will be Cycling title fights in a wheel-world Cup integrated.

According to the words of anointing could not be more full, the councillor Filippo Leutenegger, and councillor Mario Fehr. Leutenegger says: "Zurich is delighted and the Canton." Fehr speaks of the anticipation "on a huge Velofest" he has to learn this morning of the world Cup, undertaking a number of parish presidents along the planned world Cup trails.

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The Zurich Dossier had convinced on Wednesday night, the seven-member Board of Directors of Swiss Cycling a little more than that of the city of Bern. It was not a gut decision by the members of the management Board, the applications were assessed according to 16 points and be graded. "At the final in Zurich was a half a wheel width in the front," says Swiss-Cycling-managing Director, Markus Pfisterer.

"Now needs to deliver in Zurich!"

Where the Bernese candidature was sober and to the Detail, very specifically, came along, those out of Zurich a bit more airy – which also leaves more room for dreams, for big ideas. A factor may be that the Cycling is widely used in the Bern Region for a very strong and anchored. Zurich, by contrast, has developed in the past years, more and more to the Cycling wasteland, with the exception of the Open track in Oerlikon. "Zurich has a huge potential, says the Co-President of the Radverbands, Patrick Hunger, which concludes its vote this way: "Now that Zurich has to deliver!"

image route: The routes of the Cycling world Cup 2024

does the world Cup project so far: Politically, it was remained without wind, the vote in the Council of just under 8 million francs to support, without opposition, to the effect 19-million-Budget (12,7 of city, Canton and Federal) solid.

1.5 million extra for a Velo

And the enthusiasm of the Executive members leutenegger and Fehr is a good Basis for the upcoming implementation. Enthusiasm is also felt in the administration. In the application dossier, all the catalogs are listed in initiatives that are planned for Cycling in General and Cycling in Particular. For such initiatives, the city of 1.5 million Swiss francs in addition to the, outside of the world Cup budget.

Because the Cycling world Cup in 2024 will be much more than a great sports week with a total of 600000 spectators and 300 million on TV. But a vehicle which the Bicycle as an everyday and sports equipment still makes significantly more popular.

image path: wheel-world Cup 2024 in Zurich

In the case of Swiss Cycling you like to because of the athletics Association, the benefits to date of the initiatives in front of the home European Championships 2014 in Zurich. In General, should be promoted in the youth the joy of Cycling. Children who want more, namely Velorennen to, are the logical consequence.

"This is a great chance for the Swiss Cycling. I hope the world Cup 2024 gives us a Boost. Also, for the General acceptance of cyclists on the roads," says Pro cyclist Stefan Küng, the people of Zurich with the Council.

what's next? This year the carrier is to be established in society for the world Cup 2024, a club or a GmbH, will be in the city, the Canton and the Swiss Cycling member. The next step is the bridging of the two Swiss roads will be world Championships, 2020, this is aligned in the West of Switzerland, in Aigle and Martigny. And then, there are only four years to Zurich 2024.


Created: 15.03.2019, 06:17 PM

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