British Cycling CEO Jon Dutton has backed the UK to host the Tour de France once again after the roaring success of the UCI World Championships in Glasgow.
Dutton served as Director of Readiness for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire before becoming the CEO of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
This month marked the first ever combined UCI Cycling World Championships which was hosted in Glasgow, and Dutton believes the memorable nature of the showpiece – where Great Britain bagged 100 medals – shows the nation’s strength as a host of major events.
“It’s 10 years since we hosted it in 2014,” he said, “And we’ve obviously had the Tour Grand Depart in London previously. Inspired by @cyclingworlds and keen to untap your potential? We’ve designed bespoke training plans for beginners, immediate and advanced riders across a range of disciplines.
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“And that’s definitely something that British Cycling would absolutely resoundingly support.
“Why wouldn’t anyone want to bring the world’s best cycle races back to the UK after everything we’ve seen over the last 11 days?“My hope for the future is that we work together with partners to have a strategy to bring events back so that we can really capitalise […]