The European cycling association UEC will organize a 'super-European Championship' for the first time next year. In a two-week period, European championships will be held in six cycling disciplines in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
UEC representatives were in Minsk on Friday to work out the final details. It is expected that the final signatures will be made within a few weeks.
The 'super-EC' will consist of the disciplines road cycling, mountain bike, track cycling, BMX Supercross (the Olympic version of BMX), BMX Freestyle and Gran Fondo (a long tour).
Cyclo-crossing is not included as a winter sport on the program of the event, which will be held from 1 to 15 August 2021.
The UEC is planning to hold the 'super-EC' once every four years. By combining several disciplines, the association hopes for more (TV) attention. "This is a turning point in our history," said UEC president Rocco Cattaneo. "A few months ago it seemed like an ambitious project and now it is reality."
Since 2018 there has been a combined European Championship for Olympic sports such as athletics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon. The second edition of that four-yearly event is in 2022 in Munich.
The European Championship track cycling was in Apeldoorn last year. (Photo: Pro Shots)