2019 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHPS AWARDED TO MONT-SAINTE-ANNE, QC
Cycling Canada – OTTAWA, ON, October 12, 2016. – Cycling Canada and the Corporation Événements d’été de Québec are pleased to announce that Canada has been awarded by the International Cycling Union (UCI) the right to host the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike (and Masters Mountain Bike) World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC.
The announcement was made at the end of the first day of the UCI Management Committee meeting which is taking place in Doha, Qatar, during the 2016 UCI Road World Championships.
“Cycling Canada is thrilled to partner with the Corporation Événements d’été de Québec in the hosting of the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada,” said Cycling Canada President John Tolkamp. “We wish to thank the UCI and congratulate the Mont-Sainte-Anne organization committee on securing this bid for Canada.”
“We now have 60 days to confirm the event budget before it’s 100% official,” explained Yves Blouin, president of the Corporation Événements d’été de Québec. “We are pleased to confirm that Gestev will once again be engaged as our delegate producer for the event once this is completed.”
This will be the third time that Mont-Sainte-Anne will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships – a record. It is the fourth time that Canada will host the event, also a record. Bromont, Quebec was the first Canadian site to host the Championships, in 1992. The Corporation Événements d’été de Québec and Gestev have previously organized and produced the World Championships in 1998 and 2010.
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
About Corporation Événements d’été de Québec
The mission of Corporation Événements d’été de Québec is to promote summer sports through international events such as the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Vélirium. While attracting the world’s top summer sport athletes, Corporation Événements d’été de Québec is working hard for the development of amateur sport in each of its events.
Founded in 1992, Gestev is a dynamic event management company specialized in sports and cultural events. Over the years, Gestev has raised event management standards by adding a party twist to high-calibre competitions, including music shows and live entertainment, while making competitions accessible to all. Jamboree, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Transat Québec Saint-Malo, Sprint Québec, and Vélirium are just a few Gestev events. Gestev also manages Baie de Beauport and is a certified responsible event manager (BNQ 9700-253).