Trento to host 2020 UEC Road European Championships
Trento, the city in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy, has been selected to host cycling’s UEC Road European Championships next year, the fourth time the championships will have taken place in Italy.
A total of 13 titles will be on offer at the five-day event, scheduled for 9 to 13 September, 2020.
Rocco Cattaneo, president of the UEC, European cycling’s governing body, said: “Sport in Trentino is particularly associated with cycling, which has an ideal terrain for practising our sport in all disciplines and on all levels in a unique setting. The 2020 edition of the Road European Championships will have the privilege of taking place in this region on roads which have helped to write our sporting history, like for example Monte Bondone, and will be given extensive media coverage in Europe and the rest of the world thanks to the agreement with Eurovision.”
In 2016, Eurovision, the production arm of the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella body of public-service broadcasters, signed a landmark rights deal to show coverage of the European Cycling Championships in various disciplines, including road.
Last year, the championships were part of the inaugural, quadrennial combined European Championships of seven sports that took place in Glasgow and Berlin.
Cattaneo concluded: “In terms of participation, this event can boast some impressive figures since it will involve 50 UEC affiliated countries, with a total of 800 riders and 450 staff members with significant economic benefits for the region in terms of hotel occupancy.”
This year's Road European Championships will be held in Alkmaar in the Netherlands on 7 to 11 August.