The European road cycling championships in the French city of Nice have been canceled for security reasons.

Nice mayor Philippe Pradal says the Sept. 14-18 event required a large police presence but that city officials had not received "any guarantee" about their deployment.

The news came hours after Nice officials said the July 14 truck attack on the famed Promenade des Anglais has claimed an 85th victim.

The European Cycling Union said the decision was "justified on the grounds of safety" and it plans to hold the event on the same dates in another unspecified location.