In a few days, the city of Anadia (Portugal) will once again be the capital of European cycling, especially in the Juniors and Under 23 categories with both the MTB European Championships (6-9 July) and Track (11-16 July).
The event wil be a great opportunity for the host city as for ten days over 800 athletes will compete in the scheduled races making a signicant impact in terms of people visiting the city.
Over the years, the city of Anadia has hosted very prestigious sporting events, especially in the Youth category, starting with six editions of the Track Championships from 2011 to 2022, a round of the BMX European Cup (2021,) and is home to the World Cycling Centre Satellite Centre and various facilities (velodrome, BMX track, MTB, Modern Penthalon, Judo, Fencing and Gymnastics) making it one of the most pioneering and modern centres for sports training, also because of the various hosting facilities especially designed for sports activities.
Enrico Della Casa, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme : «For the Union Européenne de Cyclisme, having events in Anadia, is like being at home since this venue, with its facilities and services, is the ideal place for cycling at 360 degrees.
The location of the World Cycling Centre Satellite Centre is a European benchmark which thanks to the passion and foresight of the political and sporting authorities, has become a centre of excellence, not only for cycling disciplines.
I wish to thank the Portuguese Cycling Federation and its President Delmino Pereira for the strong devotion to Youth cycling development as well as certain individuals in the city of Anadia, especially the Mayor Maria Teresa Cardoso and the city Vice-President José Sampaio, as well as all the organisations which immediately supported this project and who, over the years, have shown what excellent organisers they are »