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by Shane Stokes
August 4, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Haig wins stage six of the Tour of Poland, Sagan loses race lead; Landa grabs second stage win in Vuelta a Burgos, extends race lead; Campenaerts takes Elite men’s European time trial championship; Van Dijk powers to a dominant win and prolongs European time trial title; Bardet confirms Vuelta participation: ‘An important step’; Nieve to move from Team Sky to Orica-Scott; Bettiol inks contract with BMC Racing Team; Two year deals for Fraile at Astana and Rosón at Movistar; Taiwan KOM Challenge announces equal prize money for men and women; WM3 reacts to Niewiadoma’s transfer; Women’s Cycling Transfer Shorts; Hip surgery for Roelandts, Frison and Hansen recovering from other health issues; Interbike and Cross Vegas are leaving Las Vegas; Video: Pony infiltrates peloton in Poland
America’s leading cycling trade show Interbike and the associated CrossVegas cyclo cross event are leaving Las Vegas and heading to the Reno area, starting in 2018. “We’re extremely excited about this move for a multitude of reasons,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “For the first time in a very long time, we’ve been able to hit the reset button on Interbike and OutDoor Demo and give the industry something new and fresh that we couldn’t do in our previous locations.
“With the support and investment from the city of Reno we are going to be able to truly create a one-of-a-kind, week-long celebration and experience around cycling. We also recognize that this is a critical time in our industry and that we need to provide a more cost-effective approach to exhibiting at the show, and we are now able to provide that.”
This year’s Interbike will remain at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in 2017, while the OutDoor Demo will be based at Boulder City, NV. Also on the move will be CrossVegas, which will similarly head to Reno in September 2018. The biggest cyclocross race in the US, it has been part of the Interbike week since 2007.
“Although the backdrop will change from the glitzy Vegas Strip to the stunningly beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, the event will remain the same world-class Clif Bar CrossVegas that racers and spectators have loved for 11 years,” promised Brook Watts, owner and organizer of the race.
He said the title of the race will not change. “So many people know that name and the associate it with a great evening of fun that we decided to hang onto it as part of the heritage of the event.”