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World Chapionships in Venezuela?


McQuaid (Image credit: Gregor Brown)

By Antonio J. Salmerón

While attending the Pan-American Cycling Championships, UCI President Pat McQuaid the likelihood that Venezuela could host the World Championships in the future.

"Approximately thirty years ago Venezuela was the host and now I hope that it can be again; any decision on the matter must be taken in the meeting that UCI will have in September", McQuaid noted, according to local website

San Cristóbal velodrome hosted more than 50 countries 1977, including Italian Francisco Moser and Japanese Koichi Nakana.

"The Venezuelan Federation and the Organizing Committee have done great work", the UCI president noted of the Pan-American Cycling Championships. "Certainly, here there exists great future cycling talents."