Addleshaw Goddard to advise 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire

Addleshaw Goddard is providing legal services to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

As an official supplier, the firm’s sports business group will provide legal services to the championships, which take place in and around Harrogate in September.

The partnership was negotiated by The Sports Consultancy, the UCI’s exclusive rights marketing agency for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, which will see 1,500 of the world’s best cyclists representing around 90 countries competing for the chance to win the rainbow jersey.

Addleshaw Goddard’s sport business group acts for major sports governing bodies, clubs, sponsors and broadcasters on sponsorship, rights agreements and other areas.

Led by James Whittaker, the group also advises on governing body regulations and constitutional matters, as well as large sponsorship deals in world football.

Simon Kamstra, head of the Leeds office at Addleshaw Goddard, commented: “This will be the most inclusive, innovative and inspiring Road World Championships in the history of the UCI and it would have been inconceivable that a business with our strong Yorkshire roots passed up the opportunity to support it.”

“Building on the persistent efforts by Welcome to Yorkshire, our region has become synonymous with elite cycling and shown that we have the skills, ambition and imagination to compete on the world-stage. We are thrilled to be involved.”

John Joyce, managing partner of Addleshaw Goddard, added: “The 92nd UCI Road World Championships will provide a fantastic showcase for the UK and we are absolutely delighted to be supporting this world-class festival of cycling. It promises to be a truly exceptional event.”