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.