'It's a joke': Jody Cundy criticises UCI's decision to hold Para-Cycling World Championships in just seven weeks' time

PUBLISHED: 10:51 10 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 10 January 2017

Jody Cundy OBE. Photo: onEdition 2016©

Jody Cundy OBE. Photo: onEdition 2016©

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Jody Cundy has slammed the UCI's decision to hold a Para-Cycling World Championships in seven weeks' time, calling it a "joke."

The UCI confirmed on Monday (January 9) that the world event is to take place in Los Angeles from 2-5 March, meaning athletes have just seven weeks to prepare.

And Cundy, who won two gold medals in last year’s World Championships, took to Twitter to criticise the lack of notice given.

“So it’s really happening, 7 weeks notice for a World Championships. Will anyone turn up? Poor Logistics teams,” he said.

“I’m all up for racing and new events, but a full blown world champs with 7weeks notice. Seriously what a joke.

“Why do the @UCI_cycling think it’s acceptable to give 7weeks official notice of a World Championships? They expecting any riders to turn up?”

The event will be the first to be held in the year after a Paralympic games.

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