On Sunday 29 September 2019, at the end of the Men’s Elite Road Race, which was won by Mads Pedersen, Chris Pilling, President of the Yorkshire 2019 Organisation Committee, officially passed the UCI Road World Championships flag to Alexandre Debons and Grégory Devaud, co-presidents of the Association for the Organisation of Aigle-Martigny 2020.
The passing of the flag splendidly marked the end of the Aigle-Martigny 2020 delegation’s observation tour in Yorkshire, during which the event’s official presentation took place on Wednesday, September 25.
Alexandre Debons and Grégory Devaud :
« It is a huge honour and a landmark moment for us to receive this flag. First of all, we would like to congratulate all the members of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships organisation committee, as well as all the volunteers that made such a quality event possible. We had a wonderful week, filled with emotions, here in Yorkhsire. We realise that we have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to the promotion of cycling. We now have our eyes set on our objective: to deliver the best event possible from 20 to 27 September 2020 in Switzerland, in the canton of Vaud and Valais. »