THE inaugural Oceania Cycling Confederation or OCC Pacific Cup will be held December 9 and 11 in Guam and will serve as a catalyst for further growth across the Oceania region.
Comprising a time trial on Friday and a road race on Sunday, the Pacific Cup is held concurrently with the Tour of Guam. The two races provide an opportunity for riders across Pacific nations to test themselves in a strong regional competition.
The last pacific island cycling event held was at the Pacific Games in Tahiti in 1995. The 27-year absence of an inter-island cycling competition has seen the Pacific Cup a highlight of the Oceania calendar, with strong entries from across the region.
Competitors from seven island nations and territories — Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and Tahiti —will contest the men’s events.
In a sign of the strength in women’s cycling, riders from Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and Tahiti will line up in the women’s race.
The hosting of the Pacific Cup has been made possible thanks to significant Solidarity funding from the Union Cycliste Internationale, who are committed to supporting the development of cycling globally.
Oceania Cycling Confederation President Tony Mitchell said, "The Pacific Cup marks a significant milestone for the development of cycling in Oceania. For the first time ever, our Pacific nations will compete for the title of Pacific Cup Champion."This event brings together seven Pacific nations and sees both male and female athletes competing."On behalf of Oceania Cycling […]
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