|by Stephanie Gutowski
The UCI announced today in Stuttgart that Victoria has won the right to host the 2010 UCI World Championships
Premier John Brumby welcomed the decision of the UCI to award the championships to Victoria. "This further cements Victoria's reputation around the world as the
leading destination for staging major events and is a tribute to how important cycling is in Australia," stated Mr. Brumby. "It is a huge vote of confidence
to hold the Road Worlds in Victoria, which have never been held in the Southern Hemisphere."
Minister of Tourism and Major Events, Tim Holding said that the time trials will be taking place in Melbourne and the road races will be held in Geelong. Melbourne has
been the host of the 2004 UCI Track World Cycling Championships and the 2002 UCI Juniors World Chamionships.
"This recognizes the extraordinary growth of the sport in Australia and is a fitting reward for our cyclists whose international performances have
moved Australia into the top three ranked nations in the world," commented Cycling Australia President, Mike Victor.
Cadel Evans, who calls Victoria home said, "I look forward to competing at home with all my friends and family there to support me. It's always an honor and a pleasure to compete for my country and even more so with the world's best riders in my country for this truly international
The 2010 UCI Road World Championships are expected to take place in October 2010 with course details and routes to be announced at a later date.