Wollongong To Host The 2022 UCI Road World Championship

Wollongong To Host The 2022 UCI Road World Championship

New South Wales Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres

Cycling World Cup Heads To Wollongong

Victor P Taffa

World’s best cyclists are set to head to Wollongong following today’s announcement that the seaside city has won the bid for the 2022 UCI Road World Championship.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres confirmed the New South Wales government has secured the state its’ second international event as part of the ‘10 World Cups in 10 Years’ campaign.

“Eyes of the world will be on Wollongong for 8 days in 2022 between 18-25 September, with an international viewing audience of 200 Million people, more than 300,000 spectators and 500 media outlets staying in the region.” Minister Ayres said.

 

 

“Championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.”

“More than one thousand competitors from more than 50 countries will compete and the event is expected to deliver $94 million to the New South Wales visitor economy.” Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said.

“Illawarra residents have a ‘once in a life-time opportunity’ to witness the world’s best cyclists, not to mention the fact our stunning region and its natural attractions will be broadcast into the homes of millions of people.” Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said.

“Wollongong has played host to major events including the annual ‘MS Sydney to the Gong’ ride and the recent Wigan v Hull Super League match, so we can’t wait to show the world what this region can deliver.”

“We are confident this will inspire the next generation of Australian cyclists to ride their bikes for both sport and recreation.” Cycling Australia Chief Executive, Steve Drake said.

 

Abbreviations:

UCI                 Union Cycliste Internationale