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Chamonix tries to recover the mountain bike events awarded to Élancourt in the Yvelines

The choice of Élancourt, commune of Yvelines with thirty kilometers of Paris, figure since the beginning in the file of candidacy of Paris for 2024. Here must take place all the tests of VTT. A file that is still in the training phase, as for other sites elsewhere, to validate these choices.

And as the decision is still not taken, Chamonix tries to interfere in the game and win the organization of events promised to the small town of Paris, highlighting its beautiful landscapes. It would also be a great opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the first winter games held in Chamonix in 1924.

For the moment, the vast majority of events will take place in Paris and Île-de-France, with the exception of sailing planned in Marseille, surfing, whose site must be chosen by the end of the year , and finally the Olympic football tournament that will mobilize nine stadiums in the regions.

The mayor of Élancourt Jean Michel Fourgous has no intention to let himself go and goes to the niche to defend the candidacy of his city, close to the Olympic Village and especially other cycling events, all organized in the Yvelines. He has received the support of many elected officials in the Paris region who also have a negative view of this surprise candidacy of Chamonix.

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