Alkmaar gastheer van de Europese Kampioenschappen wielrennen 2019
Met trots kunnen we melden dat we het als partner van de Europese Wielerbond, de UEC, hebben gerealiseerd het EK wielrennen op de weg naar Nederland (Alkmaar) te halen.
It will be the Dutch city of Alkmaar that will host the Road European Championships from 7 to 11 August 2019 where 13 titles will be awarded. These include 6 for Road races, 6 for Time-Trial races in the Juniors, Under 23s and Elite Men and Women’s categories as well as the Mixed Relay that will be held for the first time ever.
Rocco Cattaneo, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: “The Road European Championships is an important event in which 800 athletes from 50 countries will be competing and will have extensive media coverage thanks to the agreement between the UEC and Eurovision. We are especially pleased that this next edition is being held in the Netherlands because when sport is mentioned in this country, it is above all cycling that is talked about.
This is why we are certain that we will experience a high level event from 7 to 11 August not just in sporting terms but also thanks to the great passion of the Dutch people for our sport. I would like to thank the Dutch Cycling Federation, its President Marcel Wintels, the City of Alkmaar and its Mayor Piet Bruinooge as well as the organisers that have worked with skill and devotion to stage one of the most important events on the international calendar.”
Vice mayor Pieter Dijkman is very pleased that the championships are coming to Alkmaar: “It is a very attractive sports event. The championships encourage cycling in Alkmaar and are great for the Netherlands. It will stimulate the regional economy as well. I call on the people of Alkmaar and the surrounding municipalities to make this a joyful event, together with the European Cycling Association and all volunteers.” All technical information about the races will be published in the next days on the website www.uec.ch.