The 2017 Road European Championships will be held in Herning, Denmark, from 2 to 6 August as announced today in Herning at the Organising Committee and Union Européenne de Cyclisme’s press conference.
The Championships will award European titles in the Junior, Under 23 and Elite (Men and Women) categories and will be broadcast live on TV thanks to an agreement signed between the UEC and Eurovision.
“The Danish Cycling Federation and the City of Herning have convinced us that they can offer top quality European Championships in 2017 both for athletes and spectators” said the UEC President, David Lappartient. “We are particularly enthusiastic about the idea of being able to share the official circuit with the public and amateur cyclists via a great event which they will also be part of on the same days. Herning’s experience as the number one «cycling-city» in Denmark for the hosting of major sporting events totally convinced us that this would be the ideal location to organise an important and prestigious event like the Road European Championships”.
In addition to the Road European Championships, the UEC Management Board also approved the following 2017 European Championships that will also be broadcast on live TV:
- Track European Championships (Elite) – Berlin (Germany) from 18 to 22 October;
- MTB European Championships (XCO, XCE, XCR – Junior, Under 23 and Elite) – Istanbul (Turkey) from 27 to 30 July;
- BMX European Championships (Juniors and Elite) – France, from 14 to 16 July;
- Cyclo-Cross European Championships (Junior, Under 23 and Elite) – Tabor (Czech Republic) on 5 November.
Other events have been scheduled such as the MTB Downhill European Championships in Sestola (Italy) on 27 and 28 May, as well as the MTB Marathon European Championships in Svit (Slovakia) on 13 August.