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UCI names 2016 BMX World Championship hosts

The UCI (International Cycling Union) management committee has announced that the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships will be held in Medellin, Colombia.

Cairns, Australia, will also host the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships.

UCI president Pat McQuaid said: “We’re delighted that Medellin, the ‘City of the Eternal Spring’ in the Andes Mountains, will be our host city in 2016 for the UCI BMX World Championships. The event will take place on a brand new track built in the city’s existing cycling complex.

“In 2017, the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships will be held on the iconic Smithfield course in Cairns. We’re certain that the thousands of professional athletes, coming from all around the globe, will relish competing in this beautiful tropical location.”

Meeting in Bergen, the management committee meetings were held alongside meetings of the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) to discuss reform proposals. The management committee also agreed to establish an action plan based on recommendations made in a Deloitte report regarding future developments in cycling.