The Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has accepted the Philippines’ application to host the 2020 Asian BMX Championships, elevating the bid to the continental body’s management committee meeting set later this year.
This was confirmed by ACC secretary-general Onkar Singh to PhilCycling, the sport’s national governing body, during the confederation’s congress over the weekend in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which coincided with the Asian road championships.
So far, only the Philippines has signified an interest to host the championships, the 2019 edition of which was held last month in Kuala Lumpur. Patrick Coo won gold in the men’s junior category for the Philippines, as Asian Games champion Daniel Caluag finished fourth.
PhilCycling president Abraham Tolentino welcomed the ACC’s acceptance of the country ’s intention to host next year’s championships at the International Cycling Union (UCI)-regulation BMX track that is being built in Tagaytay for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Philippines hosted the Asian road championships in 1965, 1977, 1983 and 1995. The PhilCycling included BMX as a demonstration event in the Manila SEA Games in 2005, ahead of its inclusion as a medal event in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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