WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ATMOSPHERE IN THE PORSCHE-ARENA

The national German championships in Moers turned out to be a final springboard for the Indoor Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart. And they once again followed their very own rules. Athletes that had missed out on a World Championships ticket performed out...

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ATMOSPHERE IN THE PORSCHE-ARENA

From 2 to 4 December 2016, the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart’s NeckarPark will for the second time provide the setting for the UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships. About 300 of the world’s best cycle-ballers and artistic cyclists from over 25 nations will compete over three days for the coveted rainbow jerseys. Sporting excellence, quite special artistic cycling performances and exciting cycle-ball matches are guaranteed.  

It means the indoor cycling championships will return to the site of their greatest triumph. The Porsche-Arena was the venue for the world championships in 2010 and it proved to be an incredibly successful event. 18,000 cycling fans produced a new attendance record and a magical atmosphere – it really was a “goose bumps atmosphere”. Stuttgart provides top conditions and facilities for the world championships,” said Harry Bodmer, the “Bund Deutscher Radfahrer’s” (BDR - German Cycling Association) vice-president with responsibility for indoor cycling. Hopes are high for the eagerly-awaited championships in Stuttgart. Some post competition quotes in 2010:

  • "What Stuttgart staged was the nice side of cycling!"
    President Rudolf Scharping
    Bund Deutscher Radfahrer

  • "The atmosphere in the arena was electric. Mega – simply brilliant."
    Uwe Berner and Matthias König
    Cycle-ball world champions 2010

  • "the world championships have exceeded our wildest expectations."
    Manging Director Andreas Kroll
    in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft

PRESS REACTIONS

  • "Stuttgart was an advertisement for cycle-ball and artistic cycling. 18,000 fans came along over the three days – more than at any other world championship. The atmosphere was so inspiring...there was world class sport in the arena...".
    Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 29 November 2010

  • "A festival in black-red-gold...6,000 fans were out their seats roaring on Berner and König to the finish and title... jubilation, laOla and hands reaching up to the heavens at the end...".
    Stuttgarter Zeitung, 29 November 2010

  • "Golden times for the German indoor cyclists".
    Sonntag Aktuell, 28 November 2010

  • "Indoor cycling rides into a new dimension...the Indoor Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart that were officially opened yesterday in the Porsche-Arena have created a buzz in the whole region".
    Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung, 27 November 2010

  • "...the opening day of the world championships was sold out and the atmosphere was stunning. Yesterday was something similar to the next dimension for the sport".
    Stuttgarter Zeitung, 27 November 2010