Cycling BC has cancelled the BMX Supercross World Cup that was set to occur in Abbotsford September 6 and 7 due to financial difficulties.
UCI and Global SX Events Inc. regretfully informs that the 4th leg of the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for 6-7 September 2013 in Abbotsford BC (Canada), has been cancelled by the local organizer, Cycling BC.
“Cycling BC has forged ahead on the National and International scene in BMX over the past few years but with recent structural changes within the organization and with substantial financial difficulties, we are unable to support a BMX Supercross World Cup at this time” said Cycling BC in a statement to the UCI.
“Investment in the development of the sport is important to Cycling BC but the financial state and recent changes at the board and staff levels have forced us focus all efforts on bringing back the organization to a healthy state” continues Cycling BC.
“Its unfortunate to not have Abbotsford on the 2013 calendar” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc. “Cycling BC delivered a great event in 2012 and all participants and teams had an excellent time” says Lindstrom. “It was certainly not the biggest race on the World Cup circuit, but the event had a lot of potential to become a classic. So hopefully we can return to BC in the near future”.
Several options for a replacement venue were investigated by UCI and GSX. With the season already upon all it was decided not to replace the Abbotsford SX, since any further delays would impact teams and athletes preparations.
Union Cycliste Internationale
Founded in 1900, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling uniting the National Cycling Federations of 178 countries. www.uci.ch
Global SX Events Inc,
Based in Gahanna, OH, Global SX Events (GSX Events) is the premiere promoter of professional BMX events worldwide. GSX oversees the general management of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, including the marketing and TV rights related to the UCI BMX SX World Cup. www.gsxevents.com