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Zurich's Size against the Bernese charm

It is the week of truth for Zurich. Or we say: at least for Velo-Zurich. On Wednesday evening the Executive Board of Swiss Cycling to decide which city will organize the world road Championships in 2024. Two heavy-weights compete against each other: Bern and Zurich.

It is a Ausmarchung at a high level. What was, as yet, of the two Dossiers, publication, suggests that both candidates can make legitimate hopes. The two cities compete in their well-known roles. Here in Bern, the wants with charm and expertise points, as Zurich, which stresses its global reach and impact, and greater capacity. Both cities present the world Cup budget of 20 million Swiss francs, in both city and cantonal parliaments are behind the nominations.

Zurich is trying to merge in his candidacy to the past and the future: The past because Zurich has a great Cycling Tradition, which is already something. Of the big Zurich-based Cycling institutions only Open track left. K&K (Koblet&Kübler) not for a long time, also the six-day race, and the Züri-Metzgete are a thing of the past.

Zurich wants. with support measures points

As the Zürcher prefer to point out that you have a big event in the handle of the Ironman Switzerland, the Street Parade, up to the European athletics Championships five years ago The Potpourri of mass events in the weighing pan, the Bernese hold with several stages of the Tour de Suisse and the arrival of the Tour de France in 2016.

But the Zurich-organized, the lack of Cycling know-how externally. You were advised at the Rennplanung of David Loosli and Olivier Senn, the current and the former Director of the Tour de Suisse, by Thomas Peter from Swiss Cycling. As the figurehead of the most famous drivers of the current Swiss Radgeneration with Stefan Küng behind Zurich 2024. The Thurgau is thrilled to whether the Zurich candidacy: "It's a great character, if a world-class city for Cycling world Cup interested. Especially when I saw that it is really full speed behind it, also cool ideas about the races."

Küng speaks of the side projects with which Zurich at the Ausmarchung wants to score. Not only the Cycling, but the bike generally needs to be promoted. For such projects, the city provides an additional 1.5 million.

Starts out in the Canton of

It is one of the major Zurich trumps: Swiss Cycling requires more than just a world Cup week. The Cycling organisation wants to use the years until 2024, in order to make Cycling more popular. The European athletics Championships in 2014, the Association sees as a model. Of the initiated projects, the athletes benefit today.

But also the world Cup races to stand out, be remembered. For this, we need a concise course. Its goal is to be at all the races of the six-ringing place. Meanwhile, the launch should take place at the road race in Canton. Exact route details are in front of the world Cup-a decision not open to the 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 leads right to the lake shore back to goal on the six-ringing place, where the world championship rainbow jerseys will be awarded. If the Board of Directors of Swiss Cycling on Wednesday evening.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.03.2019, 22:32 PM

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