Games bid boost

GLASGOW’S bid for the 2018 youth olympic games has been buoyed by news that the city will host the 2013 Elite Men’s and Women’s National Road Race and Time Trial Championships.

The award follows a highly competitive tendering process in which British Cycling received unprecedented interest from towns and cities around the country, reaffirming Glasgow’s position as a leading destination for hosting major sporting events and further enhances the city’s bid to host the 2018 youth olympic games.

The event will utilise part of the 
proposed course for the Glasgow 2014 
Commonwealth Games, with most of the racing taking place in the heart of the city, providing a spectacular setting for the titles won this year by Sharon Laws and Ian Stannard.

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Glasgow 2018 bid team 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”.