The Czech Republic city of Tabor will host the 2010 world cyclo-cross championships, the UCI announced on Tuesday. Tabor is not new to hosting the championships as they had the honour of presenting the most important medals of the cross season in 2001. The city of around 25,000 inhabitants lies just 100km from the capital Prague and is no stranger to cyclo-cross.
When the UCI first introduced the cyclo-cross World Cup ten years ago, the city played host to a round. Last year Tabor also had the worlds top riders visit the city for a round of the cup. A surprise winner emerged from the field that day in the shape of Radomir Simunek, son of Czech Republic cyclo-cross legend of the same name. Simunek senior won no less than four world titles during his career, one as a junior, two in the amateur ranks and a professional title in 1991.
The next three world championships have thus been decided and will be held in:
2008 : Treviso, Italy
2009 : Hoogerheide, The Netherlands
2010 : Tabor, Czech Republic