Bergamo hopes to host 2015 Worlds
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bergamo hopes to host 2015 Worlds

by Nick Mulder at 4:52 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, World Championships

Bergamo, Italy hopes to bring the 2015 World Championships to its doorstep. The Italian city has received full support from GS Domus, the race organizers for the Settimana Lombarda.

Italy hosted the Worlds in Varese in 2008, where it was dubbed a national success after Italians Alessandro Ballan and Damiano Cunego took the gold and silver medals in the road race. GS Domus President, Stefano Civettini, hopes to repeat such a success, and according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, will be presenting his proposal to Italy’s cycling federation next Tuesday.

As cycling’s popularity increases, Bergamo finds itself in a long line of cities who hope to host the World Championships. First, however, the Worlds will travel to Geelong, Australia next year and then return to Europe for 2011 and 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark and Valkenburg, Netherlands respectively. In 2012 the UCI will announce its decision on the location for the 2015 event.

Civettini hopes that 2015’s Worlds Fair, that's being hosted by Milan, will rally even more support for bringing the Worlds back to Italy.


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