A group of cyclists pedal northward as they travel on Marine Corps Drive in Upper Tumon Nov. 27, 2021. The Oceania Cycling Confederation Pacific Cup is set to return Dec. 9-11, 2022. Guam is set to host the Oceania Cycling Confederation Pacific Cup Dec. 9-11.
The event returns after a 27-year absence and will be held concurrently with the Tour of Guam, according to a release from the confederation.
"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,” Oceania Cycling Confederation President Tony Mitchell said in the release. “On behalf of Oceania Cycling Confederation, I wish the athletes competing all the best and I thank Guam for hosting the inaugural Pacific Cup.”
The two races will provide an opportunity for riders across Pacific nations to test themselves in strong regional competition. Guam’s male competitors will be joined by several other from six nations: the Northern Mariana Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and Tahiti. Guam’s women will be competing against the Northern Mariana Islands, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia and Tahiti, according to the release.
Guam Cycling Confederation President Eric Tydingco, who’s also the Oceania Cycling Confederation Pacific vice president, said, "We’re excited to finally get this event going. As a grassroots cycling country, having the Pacific Cup nested within our annual one-day Tour of Guam race makes the most sense. Not only will we be crowning the first Pacific Cup Champions, […]
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