During the Cycling World Championships in Qatar, UCI President Brian Cookson announced the good news: three Para-Cycling road events have been awarded to Emmen. It concerns the world cup (30 June until 2 July) 2017 & 2018, and, to top it all, the World Championships in 2019!
With events that include two world championships – World (Para) Archery Championships in ’s-Hertogenbosch & Para-Cycling in Emmen – this means that 2019 will be a great year for Team TOC. These two events are also of overriding importance to the athletes because they give them the opportunity of earning a lot of qualifying points for Tokyo 2020.
In March 2015 we organized the Para-Cycling Track World Championships at Omnisport in Apeldoorn. That was our first introduction to paralympic sports. It was a special event. That is why it did not take long for us to decide to organize more adaptive cycling events.