Brisbane has been awarded internet hosting rights for the 2026 BMX World Championships by the Worldwide Biking Union (UCI), which has additionally awarded 4 new titles of “Bike Metropolis.”
The 2026 World Championships is the second main BMX occasion town on the east coast of Australia has been given in latest months, following final September’s awarding of this yr’s Nitro World Video games, the place BMX might be a significant a part of the programme.
Brisbane can also be on the centre of Queensland’s progressive region-wide bid for the 2032 Olympics.
The brand new recipients of the UCI Bike Metropolis designations, in the meantime, are the Flanders area of Belgium, Val di Sole in Italy, town of Fayetteville in North Carolina, US, and Wollongong, Australia.
One different internet hosting award has been made by the UCI administration committee – the 2021 UCI Trials World Youth Video games are actually scheduled to be held at Cordon in France from July 23 to 25.
In the meantime the UCI has confirmed that, following the cancellation of the 2021 Para-cycling Monitor World Championships in Rio de Janeiro that was introduced final December, the “troublesome determination” has been taken to not try to re-stage these Championships this yr.
The 2021 UCI Junior Monitor World Championships, attributable to have taken place in Cairo from April 5 to 9, have been postponed to “a later date in 2021.”
The 2021 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup occasions in Stuttgart from Could 8 to 9 and Bogota from Could 29 to 30 have been named because the final qualifying occasions for BMX racing on the Tokyo 2020 Video games.
Two different rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup might be organised earlier than the tip of 2021 in Sakarya, Turkey.
On the conclusion of the two-day assembly, UCI President
David Lappartient declared: “The security and well-being of athletes are on the coronary heart of the UCI’s preoccupations.”
The Bike Metropolis label is awarded to cities, cities or areas which not solely host main biking occasions, but in addition spend money on creating group biking and associated infrastructure and programmes, serving to to spice up the profile of the game and improve participation.
The governing physique mentioned that Flanders had been given the label attributable to its constant internet hosting of UCI occasions in addition to the area’s biking coverage plan, tailored in 2016, which prioritised growing highway security for cyclists and inspired residents to take up biking as a approach to commute to work and faculty.
The opposite three have all been named because the hosts of forthcoming UCI occasions, with Val di Sole attributable to stage this yr’s UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Fayetteville the 2022 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships and Wollongong subsequent yr’s UCI Street World Championships.
The 4 new additions take the whole variety of world Bike Cities to 18, with the next 14 having been given the label for the reason that UCI relaunched the title in 2016 – Bergen (Norway), Drenthe (the Netherlands), Fyn (Denmark), Gelderland (the Netherlands), Heusden-Zolder (Belgium), Limburg-Valkenburg (the Netherlands), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), Vancouver (Canada), Woensdrecht (the Netherlands), Yorkshire (Britain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Britain), Paris (France) and Tirol (Austria).