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Quebec withdraws bid for 2015 road world championships; Richmond and Oman still in the running

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Mar. 25, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 6, 2014 at 6:12 PM EST

PARIS (AFP) – Quebec on Friday withdrew its bid to host the 2015 UCI road world championships.

In a press release, the people behind the bid said they had decided to focus their energies on the September one-day WorldTour races in Montreal and Quebec City.

Organizer Serge Aresenault told Radio Canada that the event would have cost $20 million, an amount that the city of Quebec simply could not afford.

Richmond, Virginia and the Middle East nation of Oman are still bidding to host the 2015 event.

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