Glasgow’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games received a boost with the news that the city will host the 2013 Elite Men’s and Women’s National Road Race and Time Trial Championships.
The news reaffirms Glasgow’s position as a leading destination for hosting major events and enhances the city’s bid for the 2018 Youth Games.
Part of the proposed course for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be utilized, with most of the racing taking place in the heart of the city.
Glasgow 2018 bid director Paul Bush said, “once again Glasgow is leading the way when it comes to hosting major sporting events. Cycling is one of the real success stories of British sport with our cyclists dominating the field in a variety of disciplines and the 2013 Road Race Championships will give the young people of Glasgow the chance to see some of them in action.
“Our bid to bring the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to Glasgow will inspire young people to be champions in their lives and events such as the Road Race Championships will help us on that journey”.