Danish organizers closing in on the final details for the 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships and in the beautiful small Funish town of Bogense everybody is looking forward to the big invasion on February 2nd and 3rd.
“Right now it feels a bit like the time leading up to the Christmas holidays. The house is wonderfully decorated, all the presents are beautifully wrapped and the fantastic food is just about ready. We can only wait. In immense excitement and with huge expectations. It is going to be something special. And Bogense is not that far away from the rest of Europe. Only 2½ hours by car from Hamburg.”
Per Olesen – head of the Local Organizing Commitée – is counting down to the biggest CX-event in Denmark – the 70th edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships which is to take place in the idyllic seaside town of Bogense in less than a month from now. Here the riders will be challenged with an unusually beautiful 2,8 kilometer track on the edge of the sea.
“Luckily we can rely on the experience gained as hosts of the 4th leg of the UCI Telenet World Cup in November 2017 and furthermore we have had a most useful dialogue with the UCI and the Organizing Committées of the 2018 championships in Valkenburg as well as the organizers in Bieles the year before that. So I clearly feel we are ready to take on the big challenge.”
“First of all we are on top of the situation as far as accomodation, shuttle transfer and food and drink is concerned. Lately the local sports hall in Bogense has organized an affordable and convenient bed and breakfast offer of 40 euro per night and the regional bus service runs a cheap day ticket which for a mere 8 euro per day allows you to travel everywhere on the island of Funen on the same ticket.”
World Cup experience has also taught the organizers the difference between the demands of the Danish spectators and the travelling Dutch and Belgian fans.
“We know exactly what our visitors will be wanting – and we will be more than ready for that. Especially we can offer food and drink at very reasonable prices,” says Per Olesen who has walked the extra mile to make the visitors feel at home.
“The town will be dressed up in World Championship colors, we have organized Belgian DJs in the Party Tents – and for months our local Manneken Pis statue has been dressed up for the occasion. Now we are only waiting for our Cyclo-cross Christmas to come.”