The city of Plouay (France) will host the 2020 Road European Championships from 24 to 28 August. The decision was taken in the last few hours after preparatory talks with the French Cycling Federation, the organising committee of the City of Plouay and local authorities.

"This year…we acknowledge the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle”, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN General Assembly, said in a statement marking the annual day, noting that bike use extends “from the most affluent nations, to developing and the least-developed countries”.

In a moving memorial service held today at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia, friends, family and colleagues from around the world paid their final respects to European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič, who passed away on 1 June.

The custom Specialized bicycle that former world champion Peter Sagan presented to Pope Francis in 2018 is due to be auctioned for charity to benefit the areas of Italy hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The auction, which starts June 8 with the bike as the first item offered, is part of the Pope's "We Run Together" campaign and will also include a team jersey, a captain's armband by former Roma forward Francesco Totti, a swimsuit and cap from Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini and more.

 

Sagan met Pope Francis on January 2018 and presented him with the signed world champion's jersey and the bike painted in the colours of the Vatican flag - yellow and white.

The funds raised by the auction of the items will go to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.

The auctions will take place on the site Charitystars.com starting Monday for two months. There will be a new item every week and each auction will last 10 days.

Четырехкратный чемпион мира велосипедист Ники Терпстра получил серьезные травмы во время тренировки, — сообщает "Прессбол" со ссылкой на "VeloNews".