Championship of Zurich changes hands

Switzerland's biggest one day race, the Championship of Zurich (Züri-Metzgete) has changed...

Switzerland's biggest one day race, the Championship of Zurich (Züri-Metzgete) has changed organisers, and will now be completely run by the Swiss. Although Radfahrer-Verein Zürich is the owner of the event, it had left the running of it over the last three years up to German company Upsolut Event GmbH. RVZ claimed that Upsolut did not cover its costs and reclaimed the race, which will now be run by the newly created Züri-Metzgete GmbH company. Upsolut will still be in charge of running the Metzgete für Jedermann, a cyclo-sportif event to be held on the same day as the race (October 2).

The administration has changed a little too, with Marco Canonica taking over as general director, Roland Hofer staying as sporting director, and former Phonak team manager Urs Freuler coming on board to manage sponsorship acquisition.

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