After the Los Angeles Para-Cycling Road World Championship at March, the Brazilian Cycling Confederation (CBC in Portuguese) started to negotiate the realization of the 2018 World Championship at Rio. With a consistent project, got the unanimous approval of the UCI members and began to organize the first World Championship at the Olympic Park.
To hold the World Championship, CBC got support from the Agency of the Olympic Legacy (AGLO in Portuguese), the Ministry of Sports and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. CBC believes that a competition of that size will be important for the development of the national para-cycling.
“Performing a competition so important like that will be very positive for the evolution of the sport and will directly contribute for the valorization of the Olympic legacy”, said José Luiz Vasconcellos, CBC’s president. “Rio’s Olympic Velodrome has the ideal conditions to receive any competition at a world level. I am certain that the whole cyclist community will win with the opportunity of holding this big event”, highlighted Vasconcellos.
The choice of Brazil as host country is also a reflex of a good year at the competitions. Lauro Chaman is the current road champion and the country achieved expressive results and medals at the Track Para-Cycling and World Cups.