UCI Cancels Cyclo-Cross World Cup Event

Due to lack of funding

UCI was unable to secure enough government funding to run the Cyclo-Cross World Cup event. (musume miyuki/Flickr)
Photo: musume miyuki/Flickr

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) canceled the Cyclo-Cross World Cup event scheduled to take place in Montreal this September, according to a statement published last week on the organization’s website. The international governing body for cycling declared that the UCI and Cycling Canada had failed to reach a comfortable fundraising benchmark.

“Despite final efforts to secure the significant government funding necessary to host a high-level World Cup event, this has not been received in time to comfortably proceed,” the statement reads. “With teams and suppliers needing to plan ahead, it was felt that the decision not to proceed for 2015 had to be made at this time.”

Upcoming 2015–2016 Cyclo-Cross World Cup events include stops in Koksijde, Belgium, in November, and Lignières-en-Berry, France, in January.

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