UCI and Swiss Authorities Confirm 2020 World Championships

Racing is on!

After a successful federal health review, Switzerland will allow the road race cycling world championships to go ahead as scheduled from September 20-27 UCI organizers said on Friday.

The championships will be based around the chic Alpine resort Aigle-Martigny, providing mountainous routes after 2019’s rain-lashed affair in Yorkshire, England.

Some 1200 competitors from 80 different nations with junior, under-23 and senior events for men and women and para-cycling are expected to take part.

The first day of the championships clashes with the final day of the Tour de France, but in a packed cycling schedule organizers appeared simply happy to have been given the green light.

“After examining the health conditions and restrictions implemented by the Swiss Federal Council, the Cantons of Vaud and Valais and the communes of Aigle and Martigny are moving ahead to finalize the organization of the event,” the co-presidents Gregory Devaud and Alexandre Debons said in a statement.

“Prudence is still the order of the day, given the global health situation, but the fact they are organizing the Swiss national championships here too was a very good sign.”

2019 Road World Championship Yorkshire – Chloe Dygert (USA) 

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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