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by Mark Zalewski
January 21, 2017
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Tour Down Under boss Mike Turtur and others are pushing for Adelaide to host the 2020 UCI road World Championships. The UCI Oceania Confederation board met with Cycling Australia executives in Adelaide, according to a report in The Advertiser.
Australia was host to the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.
“Location-wise there’s no question we could manage a World Championship for what we have on offer — the Adelaide Hills and so on,” Turtur the Courier Mail.
Many WorldTour riders and staff are also backing the idea. Australia hosted the 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Geelong and Melbourne.
“Adelaide is the centre of cycling in Australia so it would be fantastic to see,” BMC’s Richie Porte said.
“You saw how successful the worlds were in Geelong and I think Adelaide could do an incredible job of hosting the world championships,” said ORICA-Scott DS Matt White. “Take your pick of the course — in the Adelaide Hills or just on the fringe of town, you could have an incredible circuit and make it as hard as you want.”
Click through to read more at the Courier Mail.