Ponferrada 2014 in trouble?

I don't know if it's been discussed elsewhere but I can't find anything here.
It seems that the worlds in Ponferrada are in danger due to lack of funds. Can any Spanish guy explain in a more detailed way what's going on? :confused:
 
The Spanish government has dramatically reduced the funding of sporting federations, including the cycling one. That means several events, such as the 2014 Worlds in Ponferrada are in serious trouble.

The mayor of the town went on record saying they will comply with the contract they signed with the UCI and the 2014 Worlds will be held in Ponferrada, but as of today there is no guarantee sufficient funds will be found.
 
Descender said:
The Spanish government has dramatically reduced the funding of sporting federations, including the cycling one. That means several events, such as the 2014 Worlds in Ponferrada are in serious trouble.

The mayor of the town went on record saying they will comply with the contract they signed with the UCI and the 2014 Worlds will be held in Ponferrada, but as of today there is no guarantee sufficient funds will be found.
well this sucks.What if they can't make it. Will another venue be chosen by UCI? What's the plan B?
 
Eshnar said:
well this sucks.What if they can't make it. Will another venue be chosen by UCI? What's the plan B?
I hear they'll hand the matter over to Unipublic and they'll just ride around through flat terrain for 170km and then finish on top of the steepest hill in town.
 
Descender said:
I hear they'll hand the matter over to Unipublic and they'll just ride around through flat terrain for 170km and then finish on top of the steepest hill in town.
Nice one :D

Let's hope they get the money though since the race there should be really good!
 
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Descender said:
I hear they'll hand the matter over to Unipublic and they'll just ride around through flat terrain for 170km and then finish on top of the steepest hill in town.
..but they won't tell the riders about any hill, so they get there with the wrong gear.
 

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