The city of San Jose is considering hosting the race formerly known as the San Francisco Grand Prix, which was cancelled Monday, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Dean Munro, executive director of the San Jose Sports Authority, plans to talk to race organisers San Francisco Cycling LLC next week about the race.
"We have interest in finding out about the event," Munro said Monday. "We want to see if San Jose is a good match."
San Francisco Cycling director Dave Chauner said representatives of two Bay Area cities had shown interest in hosting the race, but declined to name the cities. "We've had substantive discussions with groups with enough clout and power to really make it happen," he said.
It's not unknown for race organisers to 'cancel' an event in order to shake the tree and see what extra support falls out. Frank Scioscia, race director of the San Francisco GP in 2001, told the Mercury News that the San Fran GP cancellation, "seems like it is a pre-emptive announcement that gives them time to shop it."
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