Cycling Championships decision delay

The Isle of Man will find out in May if its bid to host the National Road Championships in 2016 has been successful, British Cycling have said.

A decision had been expected this month after the island’s Cycling Association submitted its bid in February.

British Cycling said they “do not have a set date for further announcements” but that it is likely to be early May.

The Isle of Man has produced the last two men’s champions but has not hosted the event for more than 30 years.

Isle of Man Cycling Association (IoMCA) chairman Richard Fletcher said its bid had been met with

“huge enthusiasm”.

He said: “The next stage will include a presentation about our bid in April and then we will see what happens from there.”

The island has a rich cycling history, having staged Britain’s biggest festival – International Cycle Week – for almost 70 years until 2003.

In 2015, eight Manx cyclists were selected for the Great Britain Olympic Development squad, including former British champions Peter Kennaugh and Mark Cavendish.

This year’s Championships will be held in Lincolnshire in June.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32134883

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