By VeloNews Interactive
The Italian city of Verona on Tuesday officially launched its bid to stage the 2004 world road championships, ANSA news agency reported.
Former cyclist Francesco Moser and bid committee co-presidents Teofilo Sanson and Giovanni Rana handed over the formal application documents to Dominique Raymond and Agostino Omini of the UCI.
Sanson, president of the 1999 World Championships organizing committee, said: “No-one can beat the splendor of Verona and its lake (Lake Garda).”
Verona faces competition from both home and abroad. Three other Italian cities, Cuneo, Imola and Caneva are all in the running, as are cities in Ireland, Spain and Germany.
The UCI will make its final decision on October 8.
Copyright AFP 2001