The Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI), issued this Thursday, April 27, an official communication to all the presidents of national federations in which it ratifies the celebration of the Pan American Elite Track Championship in San Juan, Argentina, only with a new date: from June 14 to 18.

The contest was scheduled for a week before (7 to 11), but the COPACI Management Committee approved a request from the Organizing Committee to run it for a few days to finalize the final details of the velodrome, which will be inaugurated with the continental joust and will serve after venue for the 2025 World Track Championships.

“This new date allows the organizers to complete their work and does not harm our athletes in the process of qualifying for the World Track Championships in Glasgow, which closes on June 20, 2023,” reads the note signed by José Manuel Peláez. , owner of COPACI.

San Juan has been in recent years one of the cycling capitals of America, hosting in 2022 the Pan-American Road Championship, the COPACI Congress and the celebration for its centenary. For this, the support of the sports and government authorities of the province have been decisive.

For this fair of the cranks and pedals in the new velodrome, the attendance of some 30 nations and their best figures is expected, who will not only seek places for the universal event, but will also add points for the Olympic ranking.

The confirmation of San Juan, Argentina, as the World Cup venue, was announced in September 2022 in Australia (in the context of the 2022 Road World Cup), during the 191st Congress of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Gabriel Curuchet, president of the Cycling Union of the Argentine Republic, was the only Argentine leader present.

The UCI president himself, David Lappartient, was the one who made the designation official. During the Pan American route (in May 2022), the French president visited and saw the progress of the velodrome that is being built in the province.