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1st Preparatory Work Meeting for 2018 Tour of Chongming Island UCI Women’s World Tour Held


The 1st preparatory work meeting for 2018 Tour of Chongming Island UCI Women’s World Tour was held in Xincheng Conference Center at 9:00 am on January 24. Wang Jing, Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee of Tour of Chongming Island UCI Women’s World Tour and Deputy Governor of Chongming District People’s Government, attended and delivered a speech.
The meeting introduced the agenda and routes for this event and briefed UCI’s appraisal report for 2017 event, the basic situation, preparatory work and next arrangement of 2018 event, and the preparatory work for 2018 Bicycle Festival.
Wang Jing made the concluding remark which made clear the four major parts and relevant tasks.
The 2018 Tour of Chongming Island UCI Women’s World Tour is hosted by UCI, the General Administration of Sport and Shanghai People’s Government, organized by Chinese Cycling Association, Shanghai Administration of Sports and Chongming District People’s Government, and co-organized by Shanghai Cycling Association and Shanghai Wancheng Culture & Sports Co., Ltd. And it will be held in Chongming from April 26 to 28.
The Tour of Chongming Island World Tour is a women’s professional cycling event identified by the UCI and belongs to the national A-level event, the same as the famous Tour of France, Tour of Italy and Tour of Spain. 2018 Women’s World Tour has 23 stations in the world and the China (Chongming) Station, the U.S. Station and other 5 stations are multi-day event. The Tour of Chongming Island World Tour is the 10th station of the 2018 Women’s World Tour and also the 1st station of the 7 multi-day-game stations and the only multi-day-game station in Asia.
This tour covers about 358.3km. The 1st race, West Chongming Section on April 26, is of about 111.5km; the 2nd race, East Chongming Section on April 27, is of about 120.3km; and the 3rd race, the City Criterium Race on April 28, is of about 126.5km. The starting and finishing points of all races are at Xincheng Park, Chongming Avenue, except the starting point of the 2nd race at Changxing Island.
This tour adheres to the principle of “led by government, participate by the public, operated by the market” and aims to create exquisite sports event in Shanghai, publicize Shanghai image, expand its influence, and fully demonstrate the construction results and charm of Chongming World Ecological Island by organizing brand sports events.

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