The final spurt of the World Cycling Championship will take place in an incomparable place, namely Hangar-7 at the Salzburg airport.
From the Douglas DC-6B to the Alpha Jet - the Flying Bulls fleet is composed of unique, historic flying machines. The flying oldtimers are likewise housed in a truly unique setting: Hangar 7, which opened in 2003 with the flight opera "Taurus Rubens," is an impressive place where the love of flight and enjoyment and the love of art and technology meet. Under the 7,000 square meters of glass that span the space like the vault of the heavens, every month a different world star makes an appearance in the kitchen of the world class Ikarus restaurant. In the bars and in the Carpe Diem cafe, one can enjoy fine hors doeuvres and exquisite drinks while gazing upon the Flying Bulls. Hangar-7 is a perfect setting for art exhibitions and gala events, such as the Official World Cycling Championship Dinner on September 23, 2006.
In Salzburg cycling is very popular. The bicycle is the most favoured means of transportation in the population, the network of cycle paths is one of the most densely structured throughout Austria. Additionally professional cycling is quite significant too. Thus I am especially pleased that we succeeded in our bid to host the 2006 Road World Championships in Salzburg. The World Championships as one of the biggest sport events, taking place on venues all over world and each year, is an important multiplicator for race cycling and an unforgettable event for the fans of cycling hence the preparations run at full speed. Already now I am looking forward to the competitions and the finishes in the heart of our city!