Road - 2 May 2020

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION OF 2020 EUROPEAN ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Due to the difficult situation affecting the whole world, the Union Européenne de Cyclisme must announce that the European Road Championships in Trentino (Italy) from 9 to 13 September will be postponed to 2021 and will be held in the same city. The dates between the options requested (1-5 September 2021 or 8-12 September 2021) will be announced in the next few months by the Union Cycliste Internationale when it publishes the 2021 calendar.

This decision was taken in full agreement and co-operation with the parties concerned, namely the Union Européenne de Cyclisme, APT Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi and Trentino Marketing, the city of Trentino and Trento Eventi Sport, following a long series of discussions to try to organise the event, which due to the uncertainty of the current health crisis, does not provide the necessary guarantees for organising an event of such magnitude.  The postponement in the international calendar, already completely overturned this season, would also have jeopardized the technical level of the championships.

The Union Européenne de Cyclisme would like to convey its sincere thanks for the fantastic work that has been done over the last two years with passion and professionalism and for the great efforts that have been made recently to try and find a solution in order to give all cycling fans a first class edition of the European Road Championships, which will only be postponed by 12 months.

The Union Européenne de Cyclisme is working very closely with the UCI and National Federations to look at the various alternatives for the 2020 European Road Championships and UEC calendar events this season so that all titles in each category can be awarded in all disciplines. All updates will be announced as soon as they are available.