Tuesday, September 15, 2015

the wacky races ! also the Richmond 2015 World Cycling Championships

RICHMOND, September 2, 2015 – The UCI Road World Championships, which come to the United States 
this September for the first time in a generation, will be even more of a spectacle thanks to the addition of 
one of the most unusual bicycle events in the world. 

Closing the first week of UCI racing on September 25, 2015, 150 nattily dressed Brompton folding bike 
riders from around the country will compete in the USA leg of the Brompton World Championship series

Hosted by Brompton, the iconic folding bike manufacturer from London, the Brompton World Championship 
series is part sporting-event, part sartorial spectacle. Contestants wear suit jackets along with shirts and ties 
and run, Le Mans style, to folded Bromptons. The fastest man and woman to unfold their bicycle and race 
the one-lap, 10-mile circuit of the UCI "Worlds" road circuit will take winners titles and receive return flights 
from Brompton to attend the final in London, 2016. 

Interview with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams   from Fast Company magazine

For extra credit: one of our esteemed PBAC colleagues [*] owns a fabulous folding Brompton. What color is it ?

About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships 

The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling's pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond, 
Va., and is expected to attract as many as 450,000 onsite spectators from the Richmond region and across the 
globe over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions. 

More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than 
70 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial. 
The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road
races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men).

[*]  Hint

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