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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
June is always a very important month for the UCI, with the second meeting of the year for the Management Committee. This year we will meet in Lavey-les-Bains, and I am looking forward to welcoming my Management Committee colleagues to Switzerland in a few days’ time. At our meeting a year ago in Arzon, France, we finalised the Agenda 2022 that was put to Congress in September. Looking back, I am very proud of everything we have already achieved, not least the announcement of reforms to men’s and women’s professional road cycling, numerous measures to strengthen the position of women in cycling, the awarding of the very first multi-discipline UCI Cycling Championships to Glasgow and Scotland in 2023, the banning of – and testing for – tramadol in competition, and the integration of new exciting disciplines into the UCI Regulations and UCI International Calendar. We are well on the way to ensuring that cycling is the sport of the 21st Century, and I look forward to discussing the next steps of Agenda 2022 with my colleagues in Lavey-les-Bains.
This month got off to an animated start with the second annual World Bicycle Day on June 3rd. Turkmenistan played a key role in the United Nations adopting World Bicycle Day in 2018, and to mark the occasion this year, the UCI’s Cycling for All team organised a host of activities at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle. It was a tremendous day which we shared with representatives of the Embassy of Turkmenistan’s Geneva office, the United Nations and World Bicycle Relief, and which attracted hundreds of people. UCI staff and the general public joined together for a bike ride up to Torgon, which had hosted the arrival of the Tour de Romandie Queen stage a few weeks earlier. Some 300 local schoolchildren undertook a circuit of activities at the UCI WCC including BMX initiations, slow-bike races, a Wattbike challenge, and a bike polo initiation. A similar circuit was open to adults, who also had an opportunity to take part in a track cycling initiation. I invite you to read more details of our World Bicycle Day activities in the Spotlight section of this newsletter.
I travelled to Los Angeles last week for the first meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) eSports Liaison Group, of which I am President. Our work consists of encouraging collaboration between the Olympic Movement and the rapidly-growing domain of eSports. As you know, the UCI has decided to include eCycling in its Regulations and in this context, it is exciting to work on the promotion of eSports which are undergoing a real boom.
Still on the theme of the Olympic Movement, next week I will participate in the 134th IOC session in Lausanne. This will take place on 24 June, the day after the inauguration of the IOC’s new headquarters on Lake Geneva, which coincides with the 125th anniversary of the IOC.
In the April edition of the UCI Newsletter, the year of the UCI Track World Championships to be held in Ashgabat in Turkmenistan was incorrectly cited as 2022. The correct year for these championships is 2021 and has been rectified in all formats including the version published on the UCI website.
171st meeting of the UCI Management Committee
The UCI Management Committee will be meeting for the second time this year in Lavey-les-Bains, Switzerland, on 19-20 June. The regulation amendments approved during the meeting will be the subject of a special edition of the UCI Newsletter to be published in early July. A press release summarising the main decisions and topics discussed will also be published on the UCI website immediately after the meeting.
New National Federation Presidents
Mr Krzysztof Golwiej was elected as new President of the Polish Cycling Federation during the Extraordinary Congress on 27 May 2019.
Last month, Mrs Gobeh Mahamoud Miguil was elected as head of the Djiboutian Cycling Federation, becoming the 9th woman President of a National Federation member of the UCI.
We wish Mrs Mahamoud Miguil and Mr Golwiej great success in the work to be undertaken for the development and promotion of cycling in their respective countries in the coming years.
Furthermore, we would kindly ask all National Federations to inform the UCI of any changes to their respective Executive Boards; this will help maintain a reliable line of communication with the UCI. Please inform the International Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org of any new appointments or modifications.2020 UCI International Road Calendar – Registration
We would like to remind you that the registration deadline for events taking place between 1 January 2020 and 20 October 2020 is 1 July 2019.This deadline will give organisers and National Federations time to acquaint themselves with the UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour Calendars (to be approved and published late June), before sending their registration forms.All registration forms must be sent to the UCI via the National Federations to email@example.com.Forms received after the deadline above will be subject to a late application procedure (extra fees and a separate monthly administrative process).
National Championships – result registration
We kindly remind our National Federations to ensure that the results of their National Championships are well registered in the UCI DataRide platform within two days following the end of the last event, and to imperatively verify the results and correct any potential errors in the identification of the riders (highlighted in orange or red in the results).
It is important to note that if the results are not properly recorded, or the riders are not recognised by the system, the relevant UCI points will not be awarded.
The results (Excel) spreadsheet to be completed, as well as the two information documents concerning the procedure to follow, can be found on the National Federations’ Extranet. Please submit one file per event.
Finally, as a reminder, if an event covers several categories (e.g. Men Elite and Men Under 23, or Women Elite and Women Under 23), only one combined results sheet should be uploaded.
Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships UCI VIP Lounge
The pre-invitations for the UCI VIP Lounge of the Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been sent. The National Federations, organisers, UCI teams and future UCI Road World Championships organisers must answer this email through the linked survey before 19th July. Without feedback, guest registration on the dedicated platform (available in August) won’t be possible. More information will be communicated in the weeks following the deadline for pre-invitations.2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships – Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
The 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships will be held on 14-18 August at the velodrome in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The competition programme is available here.Staff and rider registration
Online registration of participating riders and staff members at the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships must be completed between Friday 26 July and Sunday 4 August 2019 at 12:00 (CET)via the UCI Online Registration System.Detailed registration instructions can be found here.Further information can be found on the UCI website, or on the event website
UCI International Track Calendar – Reminder
Reminder to organisers of international events
Late addition of an event to the UCI International Track Calendar (Art 3.8.001ter)
Events may still be registered on the UCI International Calendar; however, a late registration fee may be charged.
With late registrations, there must be at least three months between the registration date and the event date. If there is less than three months, the event may still be added, but only as a class 2 event. Similarly, any races added to an event programme must be done at least 30 days before the event date.
Registration forms are available on the UCI National Federations‘ Extranet.
Commissaires appointed by National Federations
The number of commissaires appointed to international events must comply with the UCI Regulations (Art. 1.2.116). We would also like to remind you that for class 2 events, the Head of the Commissaires‘ Panel must be appointed by the National Federation. Once the identity of this UCI Commissaire is confirmed, please inform the UCI via firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Reminder of dates:
· Minsk (BLR): 1-3 November 2019
· Glasgow (GBR): 8-10 November 2019
· Hong Kong (HKG): 29 November-1 December 2019
· Cambridge (NZL): 6-8 December 2019
· Brisbane (AUS): 13-15 December 2019
· Milton (CAN): 24-26 January 2020
Competition programmes will be available shortly; however, we can inform you that all Olympic disciplines will be on the programme at each round.
Quotas (SP, KE, OM, MA) – Tuesday 17 September 2019
Quotas valid for the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will be published on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 12:00 (CET). They will be set on the basis of the UCI rankings of 17 September 2019, as stipulated in Art. 3.4.005, amended on 21 June 2018.
New deadlines for registering for UCI events
In order to improve the registration process for UCI events and the reallocation of unused quotas, the Track Commission has decided to set strict deadlines. We would ask that you take note of this new procedure.
Registration deadline for World Cup and World Championships
When online registration closes, a 48-hour extension to the deadline will be granted for late registrations. Once this deadline has passed, unused quotas will be reallocated automatically, without requesting confirmation from the National Federation in question. Furthermore, a fine of CHF200 will be charged to the National Federation.
Deadline for sending an exemption request
For World Cups: no exemption request relating to participation in a World Cup round will be accepted after the online registration system has closed for that round.
· We would like to remind you that the conditions for participating in World Cup rounds are stipulated in Article 3.4.004.
For World Championships: all exemption requests must be sent a maximum of 3 days after the end of the final World Cup round, i.e. by 29 January 2020. Qualification quotas will then be published on 3 February 2020.
· Each National Federation and every rider participating in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships must meet the conditions stipulated in Articles 9.2.025 and 9.2.027bis.
The table summarising the opening and closing dates for UCI events can be found on the UCI website.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Provisional competition programme
The provisional programme of track events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been published on the UCI website. MOUNTAIN BIKE
2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Information concerning the 2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will be updated regularly on the UCI website. Please ensure you check the website for official schedules and deadlines relating to the series.
Teams and National Federations must book their team/National Federation area via each Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup organiser, through a form available on each organiser’s website, at least one month before the event.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Four-Cross World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz
The competition guide for the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Four-Cross World Championships taking place in Val di Sole (ITA) will be published on the UCI website shortly. Riders registration will open on 11 July and end on 22 July 2019 at 12:00. The competition guide contains useful information for anyone wishing to participate.
2020 UCI Mountain Bike International Calendar
We would like to remind you that the deadline for sending registration forms for the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Calendar is 26 July 2019. All information relating to the Calendar procedure is available on the National Federations’ Extranet.
2019 UCI E-Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz
Strict controls of bicycles will be in place at the E-Mountain Bike World Championships. Detailed information, including the list of permitted engines and the checks procedure, can be found in the competition guide.
Only the e-bike engines listed in this guide will be allowed to start. This list will be regularly updated during the next few weeks.
National Federations Area
National Federations must book their area directly with the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships organiser: email@example.com
BMX RACING 2019 UCI BMX World Cup – St. Quentin-en-Yvelines (FRA)
Information on entries and results at this event can be found on the UCI website.2019 UCI BMX World Championships
UCI BMX forum
The UCI BMX Forum, formally known as the UCI BMX Convention, will feature a short informative presentation concerning various BMX topics of interest to National Federations, followed by an open group discussion. Federations wishing to discuss specific topics are invited to mention these when their delegates are registered. The Forum will be held at Circuit Zolder, in the Congress Center, Terlaemen 30, 3550, Heusden-Zolder (BEL).The deadline to register your delegation (maximum of two delegates per country) for the 2019 UCI BMX Forum is 12 July 2019. Please return completed registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Late registrations will not be considered.Competition guide
The competition guide is now available on the UCI website.
Online registration system
Online registration for Championships categories:
The system will open on: 20 June 2019, 12:00 CET
The system will close on: 11 July 2019, 12:00 CET
Publication of entry lists for all Championship categories on: 12 July 2019
Online registration for Challenge and Masters categories
The system will open on: 6 June 2019, 12:00 CET
The system will close on: 27 June 2019, 12:00 CET
Publication of entry lists for all Challenge categories on: 28 June 2019 BMX FREESTYLE
BMX Freestyle Park Guidelines
Wondering what kind of BMX Freestyle Park is needed for an event? A document has been created to comprehensively explain the key elements needed for a BMX Freestyle Park, from local events up to UCI World Cup and UCI World Championship level. Obstacles like a Spine, a Jump Box, Quarterpipe and Step-up are featured, with advice and tips regarding safety and maintenance.
Homologation is one of the important subjects contained in the guide. No specific approval is currently needed from the UCI for existing fields of play used for local or national events, for National Championships, or Class 1 international events registered on the UCI BMX Freestyle International Calendar. However, they must comply with the UCI Regulations and the UCI BMX Freestyle Park Guide in order for these events to be held. The National Federation hosting the competition in question is responsible for monitoring compliance of these fields of play.
UCI approval of the field of play is needed for other events, including Continental Championships (from 2021), UCI World Cups, UCI World Championships, multi-sport Games, and, in general, for any new field of play built specifically for the sport of BMX Freestyle Park. The UCI remains at the disposal of any NF wishing to build a BMX Freestyle track to guide them in this process.
The BMX Freestyle Park guide is available on the UCI website.
CYCLO-CROSS Registration of 2019-2020 UCI Cyclo-cross Teams
The registration of UCI Cyclo-cross Teams will this year be done through UCI DataRide. A User Guide has been written to help teams use the system, which is very similar to the one used for road, mountain bike, track, etc. The guide is available here.The registration system is open, and the registration deadline (including approval by the relevant National Federation) for UCI Cyclo-cross Teams is 31 July 2019.New teams can contact email@example.com to obtain a login and connect to UCI DataRide.Women Junior category
Following requests from a number of stakeholders, the Continental Cyclo-cross Championships on 9-10 November 2019 will include a Women Junior race and will accordingly crown Women Junior Continental Champions. The UCI will by then have modified the regulations, including the introduction of a UCI points scale identical to that used by the Men Junior category.
We would like to remind you that the introduction of the Women Junior category into Cyclo-cross will take place as follows:
· 9 or 10 November: Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships in Midland, Ontario (CAN) and UEC European Cyclo-cross Championships in Silvelle (ITA);
· 11 or 12 January 2020: possible National Cyclo-cross Championships (National Federations are asked to inform us as soon as possible whether they intend to hold a separate Women Junior race, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org);
· 1 February 2020: UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf (SUI);
· 2020-2021 season: introduction of the Women Junior category into the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup;
· 2020-2021 season: possible hosting of Women Junior races at UCI class 1 and class 2 Cyclo-cross events, with the awarding of UCI points;
· 2021-2022 season: holding a Women Junior race at UCI class 1 and class 2 Cyclo-cross events becomes compulsory
Men Junior category
Holding a Men Junior race will be compulsory for all class 1 and class 2 events registered at the 2019-2020 UCI International Cyclo-cross Calendar, with the exception of events being held on weekdays.
These events will all award UCI points. No minimum number of foreign riders taking part will be required. Organisers must respect the minimum prize money (see 2019-2020 UCI Cyclo-cross Financial Obligations, page 7).
From a practical perspective, the UCI Cyclo-cross Regulations will be modified to help organisers who have not yet done so to incorporate a separate Men Junior race:
· the UCI Men Junior race may be combined with non-UCI races (national events, Masters events, etc.) as long as the Men Junior riders are placed at the front on the start line;
· a gap between the Men Junior start time and the other categories‘ start is permitted;
· the resulsts for the Men Junior only will be compiled and submitted on UCI DataRide.
Help from the UCI remains available to National Federations and officials who have any questions concerning the race schedule; please contact email@example.com.
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
The competition programme for the 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf (SUI), which will take place on 1-2 February 2020, is available here. Further information on these Championships can be found on the event organiser’s website (dubendorf2020.ch). TRIALS 2019 UCI Trials World Youth Games
The 2019 UCI Trials World Youth Games will take place in Wadowice (POL) on 9-11 August 2019.Online registration opens on 18 July 2019 at 12:00 CET and ends on 1 August 2019 at 12:00 CET. The publication of entry lists for all categories will be on 2 August 2019.The registration form can be found here for the 2019 UCI Trials World Youth Games. Please send your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 August at 12.00 noon CET at the latest. PARA-CYCLING IPC Open Days 2019
The UCI was represented at the headquarters of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Bonn (GER) on 29 May for the IPC Open Days.The aim of the IPC’s annual event is to allow representatives from its International Federations to individually meet the IPC staff in charge of the organisation’s different areas of activity.Various topics were discussed, including classification, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and new collaborative development projects.UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Final in Baie-Comeau
The final round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup will be held on 8-11 August in Baie-Comeau (CAN).
We would like to remind you that registration will be open on 3-17 July, and that any late registration will incur a fee of CHF200 per athlete, in accordance with Article 16.20.006 of the UCI Regulations.
We would also like to remind you that riders submitting their Medical Diagnostic Form (MDF, in accordance with article 16.4.008) must do so at least four weeks before the event, i.e. by 8 July, with the aforementioned form.
In addition, please remember to complete and return the form on the Organising Committee’s websiteto book your hotel and transport. INDOOR CYCLING Indoor Cycling Consultant
The UCI is looking for a part-time consultant to strengthen the Sports Department in its mission to promote and develop indoor cycling, as well as to assist with the administrative management of the discipline.A detailed job description for the UCI Indoor Cycling Consultant can be found here
2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Invitations for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are on their way to athletes already qualified via the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series events, as the official registration portal was recently launched by the Poznan 2019 Local Organising Committee. All details regarding the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships can be accessed on their official website: https://granfondopoznan.com/
With the 2019 qualification period slowly coming to a close, the month of July will feature the final five UCI Gran Fondo World Series events before the World Championships are hosted at the end of August. It will kick off with two longstanding events: the Niseko Classic, which will take place in Niseko (JPN) on 6-7 July, and Granfondo Ezaro in Ezaro (ESP), also on 7 July. Athletes vying for qualification will then be racing in three different countries over the weekend of 12-14 July, with the Series welcoming the Cache Granfondo in Logan, Utah (USA) on 12-13 July, La Leggendaria Charly Gaul in Trento (ITA) on 12-14 July and Granfondo Russia in Moscow (RUS) on 13-14 July.
For more information regarding the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please do not hesitate to visit http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/.
OLYMPIC GAMES Tokyo 2020 Test Events
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee continues its preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games with test events due to take place ahead of the Olympic Games.These test events enable the Organising Committee to put their plans to the test in real competition conditions. The primary goals are to test fields of play, results technology, command and control protocols as well provide an opportunity to train staff and volunteers.The first cycling test event to take place will be for road cycling on 21 July 2019. It is included on the UCI International Road Calendar as a Men’s 1.2 class race. The race will test the Games start and finish venues but will not take in the full Olympic race route. The 179km course will include approximately 3,700m of elevation (check the map here). National teams and UCI Continental Teams will take part in the event.Further information on other disciplines’ test events will be published in future editions of the UCI Newsletter. The following dates have been confirmed:
· Mountain Bike: 6 October 2019
· BMX Racing: 12-13 October 2019
· Track cycling & BMX Freestyle: 11-12 April 2020
ROAD – TRACK – MOUNTAIN BIKE
BMX RACING – BMX FREESTYLE – PARA-CYCLING
TRIALS – INDOOR – CYCLO-CROSS
CYCLING FOR ALL
UCI Bike City Label – Next Awards in September 2019
The UCI Bike City label is awarded to cities and regions which host UCI events and have long-term, comprehensive and ambitious projects to develop cycling in all its forms for the population (please see our promotional video here). The network currently boasts 10 cities and regions, but the UCI is working on expanding the global reach of its programme. The next labels will be awarded during the UCI 2019 Road World Championships in Yorkshire (GBR), and the UCI is still accepting applications from interested cities and regions.
Should you wish to propose any cities or regions as the next UCI Bike City label candidates, please contact email@example.com before Friday 28 June to receive the detailed questionnaire and confirmation of the next steps. SPOTLIGHT ON…WORLD BICYCLE DAY AT THE UCI WORLD CYCLING
Over 300 children and adults celebrated the second annual World Bicycle Day on 3 June at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland.
BMX initiations, slow bike races and bicycle-related games were among a host of activities organised throughout the day at the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale.
World Bicycle Day: a short history
On 12 April 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 3 June World Bicycle Day, adopting a resolution introduced by Turkmenistan and co-sponsored by 56-member countries. In formalising this day of recognition, the UN acknowledged “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health”.
To mark the second edition of this historical milestone, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) joined with the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Switzerland to host the interactive celebrations on Monday 3 June at the UCI WCC.
Activities for everyone
Several hundred children (between the ages of 9 and 13) from schools in Aigle took part in a series of fun cycling activities, including BMX initiations, slow races and bike polo games. Later in the day, adults had the chance to complete the same cycling discovery circuit.
At midday, members of the public joined UCI staff members for a bike ride to Torgon, the ski resort that recently hosted the finish of the Queen Stage of the 2019 Tour de Romandie. Visitors also had the chance to witness the skills and speed of the UCI WCC’s talented track and BMX athletes, who have come from all over the world to train at the UCI WCC. More than a few of them aim to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Following the afternoon of activities, a track cycling initiation, featuring Swiss Olympian Gaël Suter, and an evening ceremony in the velodrome were attended by local and state authorities, international sporting organisations and UN agencies.
Joining with charities to celebrate the bike
To further promote the long lasting impact of the bicycle worldwide, and in particular Africa, the UCI collaborated with two charities for World Bicycle Day: Velafrica and World Bicycle Relief.
The UCI organised a used bicycle collection drive on behalf of the Swiss organisation Velafrica: members of the public brought bikes in any condition to the UCI World Cycling Centre on June 3rd. These will now be restored by Vélafrica, in collaboration with Swiss social institutions, before being transported to Africa.
Meanwhile, representatives from World Bicycle Relief engaged with schoolchildren and members of the public to share the positive impact the Buffalo Bike has had in numerous rural communities in Africa.
A Ride for World Bicycle Day Challenge launched on the social fitness network Strava raised enough money to send 50 bikes to Africa. Cyclists from all around the world were invited to join the UCI Cycling Club and post the number of kilometres they rode on 3 June. For every 2000 km ridden, the UCI donated one Buffalo Bike for WBR to send to Africa. Participants totalled an impressive 103,019 km on the day.
UCI WCC CORNER
UCI WCC Experts (Coach Developers)
“A French speaking WCC Expert to deliver Level 1 coaching course. Should be familiar with working in Africa. Knowledgeable in the discipline of MTB. Available for 7 days in June.”
“A European track cycling Expert to deliver the UCI WCC level 2 coaching course in Thailand, using a translator. Must be available in December.”
Very specific requests such as these come throughout the year from National Federations and Continental Confederations seeking to up the level of coaching in their regions. Thanks to a solid network of Experts, the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) can respond to these needs.
Each year, the UCI WCC can count on between 12 and 15 Experts to dispense courses throughout the world. All Experts have teaching qualifications or experience, have already worked as coaches and used to compete as athletes. Many of them have completed the UCI Coach Diploma course. Despite their already high qualifications, they are in regular contact with the UCI WCC for training, resource updates and any other information relevant to their work. Every two years, Expert Seminars are held at the UCI Headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, where Experts are kept up to date on coaching methods and can exchange experiences and best practices.
“When we receive requests for coaching courses, we do our best to match them to a suitable available Expert,” explains UCI WCC Head of Performance and Education Belinda Tarling. “They are chosen depending on the needs of the NF, for example location, language, discipline and other factors such as experience in youth development or competition structure.”
She said most Experts were fully-employed in some other capacity and took their annual leave to deliver these training courses for the UCI WCC and Olympic Solidarity. They are paid a modest daily allowance.
The three Experts below have recently given coaching courses or are scheduled to lead courses in the coming months.
Ramlan Latiff (Singapore)
Master of Science & Physical Education, Associate Lecturer USA University
UCI Diploma Coach
1985: Head Coach, Singapore Cycling Federation,
2012: Head Coach, Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck
Up to 2010: Responsible for development of cycling in Singapore Amateur Cycling Association
Latest course delivered: Mountain Bike coaching course, level 1 & 2, for Japan Cycling Federation.
Simon Hupperetz (Belgium), residing in Rwanda
Bachelor of Education – language teacher
UCI Diploma Coach
Former mountain bike athlete to UCI World Cup level.
2012-2014: Youth Coach, Belgian National Federation (Royale Ligue Vélocipédique Belge)
2015: Coach, Africa Rising Centre, Rwanda
2017: Sport Director for UCI Continental Team in Malaysia
Latest course delivered: All disciplines course, level 1, for the “Fédération Tchadienne de Cyclisme” with the support of Olympic Solidarity.
Simon Rickett (Great Britain)
Bachelor of Science – secondary school teacher
University programme manager for Sports and Coaching Department.
Level 3 Coach Educator
BMX cruiser athlete up to World and European Championship level
Latest course delivered: BMX coaching course, level 2, for the Cycling Association of Hong Kong, China Limited.
Belinda Tarling emphasised the importance of the Experts’ work: “Athlete development relies heavily on the availability of top-quality coaches who are capable of helping talented athletes realise their full potential,” she said. “Our UCI WCC Experts impart their skills and knowledge so that athletes worldwide have access to qualified coaches.”
For more information on organising a coaching course, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org