By Susan Westemeyer
Marco Canonica has stepped down as director of the ProTour race Züri Metzgete for "financial reasons", it was announced Friday, January 26. Two years ago, he became head of the race's (also known as the Championship of Zurich) organization with his firm Züri Metzgete GmbH, according to Sportinformation Zürich.
Canonica took the race's organization over from the German organizer Upsolut, which also organizes the Vattenfall Cyclassics ProTour race in Hamburg. The Swiss race reported profits in the 2005 and 2006 editions.
It has not yet been announced who will take the organizational reins for the 2007, and future editions. This year's event is scheduled to be held October 7.