The main off-road Continental event will be organized in Silvelle di Trebaseleghe, in Padua nearby on November 2019
The U.E.C. (Union Européenne de Cyclisme) officially announced that Silvelle di Trebaseleghe (Padua, Italy) will organize the 2019 Cyclocross European Championships. For the second time in the history, an Italian location will host the main CX continental competition, after Lucca (Tuscany) in 2011. This time will be the turn of Veneto, under the organization of A.S.D. Silvellese. The competition will be held on November 2019.
Hosting the European Champs, Silvelle – a small town in Padua nearby – marks another milestone in its history, closely tied to cyclocross superstars’ souvenirs, such as Vito di Tano, Luca Bramati, Adrie Van der Poel and Sven Nys. “Silvelle was not a random choice, being a place where the history of this discipline has been written – UEC President Rocco Cattaneo explained -. Europe is the cyclocross’ homeland and we’ll live strong days and top-class races In Silvelle. The enthusiasm of Italian fans will be the key of success”.
“We worked a lot on this project – A.S.D. Silvellese’s President Mauro Zamprogna explained –. After five rounds of Superprestige hosted in the 90’s, we’re extremely excited to welcome the cyclocross superstars again”.
“Silvelle di Trebaseleghe is a true cyclocross enclave, the perfect place to live another important event – the Italian Cycling Federation President, Renato Di Rocco said –. The European Championships will be a superb opportunity to enjoy cyclocross at the highest level and push our athletes to give their best”.
“We feel proud to host 2019 Cyclocross European Championships in Veneto – commented Veneto Region’s President Luca Zaia – We strongly supported the bid, that posed its roots on a strong tradition and the impressive skills of Silvelle’s organizers. They really did a great job, congrats!”.
The Mayor of Trebaseleghe, Lorenzo Zanon, expressed “my happiness and gratitude for the UEC choise, a great opportunity to promote our region. I really believe Silvelle is worthy of such recognition”.