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UCI National Federations Newsletter #53 – 27.11.2018
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our final UCI World Championships of 2018 took place this weekend in Liège, Belgium, with the crowning of our cycle-ball and artistic cycling World Champions.
Although German athletes dominated the artistic cycling competitions, it is encouraging to see more nations participating in this spectacular discipline. No fewer than 22 national teams registered for the Championships, and the artistic cycling events included competitors from the USA, Spain and Luxembourg for the very first time.
It has been a significant year for this cycling discipline, with the first-ever UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup, held over four rounds, joining the well-established UCI Cycle-ball World Cup which this season comprises nine rounds.
This month we also crowned our UCI World Champions for trials, cross-country Eliminator and BMX Freestyle Park. The second edition of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, were once again a tremendous success and proof of the growing popularity of these exciting young cycling disciplines.
It was a great pleasure for me to welcome participants to our first ever UCI Bike City Forum presented by Pirelli, held in Milan, Italy, on November 14th. The impressive range of international experts who led sessions, gave presentations and took part in the debates is a demonstration of the importance placed in active mobility. Cycling can play an important part in improving people’s health, reducing air pollution, and lowering traffic congestion. It was very motivating and interesting to hear from our UCI Bike Cities and Regions, National Federations, urban planners, city authorities and advocacy campaigners among others. Urban mobility is one of the UCI’s priorities and we continue to work with our advocacy partners and industry experts in this domain.
Other important events in the last month have included the presentations of the 2019 Tour de France and the 2019 Giro d’Italia, the cycling exhibition Rouleur Classic in London – where I held a round table with several representatives of the press – and the International Federations Forum in Lausanne, where I sat on a panel on the subject of e-sports.
After travelling to Amsterdam last week for the AIOCC (International Association of Cycling Race Organisers) General Assembly, I am now in Japan to visit the cycling venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and our UCI World Cycling Centre satellite in Shuzenji, Shizuoka prefecture. I will also attend the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in Tokyo on November 28-29.
UCI Seminar in Panama
Representatives of the UCI, including Director General, Amina Lanaya, and UCI World Cycling Centre Director General, Frédéric Magné, will be presenting the ongoing work of the UCI and the UCI WCC at a 3-day seminar hosted by COPACI in Panama City on 3, 4 and 5 December. Attended by more than 40 delegates from 32 National Federations, it is aimed at supporting the latter in their development of cycling in their respective countries.
During this seminar, UCI staff will present different facets of the International Federation such as the fight against doping, the UCI DataRide system, the latest news from the UCI World Cycling Centre and its Solidarity programme as well as the procedure to follow for calendar and team registrations.
UCI to re-launch the Sharing Platforms
Following interest expressed by many National Federations, the UCI has decided to reinstate the Sharing Platforms (USP). The USP provides an opportunity for our National Federations to learn from each other by sharing their experience and knowledge. The workshops will cover issues relevant to the cycling community and enable National Federations to find solutions based on each other’s successful case studies and experiences.
The UCI Sharing Platforms will be held on the following dates:
19 January 2019 alongside the Oceania Cycling Confederation (OCC) Congress in Hamilton (New-Zealand)
8 March 2019 alongside the joint African Cycling Confederation (CAC) – European Cycling Union (UEC) Congress in Rome (Italy)
25 April 2019 alongside the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) Congress in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
In early May (to be confirmed) alongside the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) Congress in Aguascalientes, Mexico
UCI Licence Renewal
In 2017, the unique UCI ID for all cycling licences was introduced globally and 2018 was the first renewal year for these licences. Even though the UCI ID remains with the licence holders throughout their life, the licence must nonetheless be renewed each year on the UCI Licence Management module of UCI DataRide.
We remind National Federations to renew licences for 2018 and for 2019 on UCI DataRide. Riders without a valid 2018 licence may be blocked from competing and their ranking points may be discarded.
2019 UCI Road World Championships – Yorkshire (GBR)
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships will take place on 22-29 September 2019 in Yorkshire, Great Britain. Introductory information from the Local Organising Committee for teams planning to take part in this event is available here. This includes information regarding the venue, general race programme, access to Yorkshire and hotel lists.
The UCI will release a more detailed General Information Bulletin in March 2019.
Further information on the 2019 UCI Road World Championships is available here.
2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Registration dates for staff and riders
3rd round – Berlin (GER), 30 November‐2 December 2018: registration from Monday 29 October at 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 11 November at 12:00 (CET).
4th round – London (GBR), 14‐16 December 2018: registration from Monday 12 November at 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 25 November at 12:00 (CET).
5th round – Cambridge (NZL), 18‐20 January 2019: registration from Monday 17 December at 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 30 December at 12:00 (CET).
6th round – Hong Kong (CHN), 25‐27 January 2019: registration from Monday 17 December at 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 6 January at 12:00 (CET).
Each registered participant (see below) must be confirmed at the Start List Confirmation meeting, taking place at the velodrome itself. In accordance with Article 3.4.009, any confirmation made after the deadline incurs a fine of CHF 2500.
The times and locations of these meetings are available in the corresponding information bulletins.
Team Leader – contact information
During staff registration, the contact information (phone number and email address) of the Team Leader must be clearly and accurately written to ensure they can be contacted quickly if required.
In order to be eligible, athletes must have at least 250 UCI points, either in the qualifying ranking of 14 September 2018 or in the last updated ranking, in accordance with Article 3.4.004. Rankings are updated every Tuesday.
The minimum points threshold does not apply to the kilometre/500m events.
Accommodation and transport
Information concerning accommodation and transport for rounds of the World Cup can be found in the corresponding information bulletins.
2019/2020 UCI International Track Calendar – registration form and instructions
The procedure for registering international track events on the 2019/2020 UCI Calendar, along with the corresponding forms, was sent out to National Federations in early October. Federations must return completed forms to email@example.com by 15 December 2018. Helpful documentation can be found on the UCI Extranet.
2019/2020 UCI Track Teams – registration via UCI DataRide
Registration of UCI Track Teams for the 2019/2020 season will be carried out via the UCI DataRide platform. Relevant instructions have been sent to all teams on Thursday 22 November 2018.
The registration process (via UCI DataRide) shall open in mid-December 2018. Teams will need to enter all necessary information into the system (e.g. team information, staff list, athletes list, jersey design and payment). The relevant National Federation will then have to validate this information on the UCI DataRide platform. The UCI Track Teams registration process will close on Monday 18 February 2019.
New UCI Track Teams will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a login for registration via UCI DataRide.
2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships
A total of 210 riders from 38 nations participated in the second edition of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships that took place in Chengdu (China) from 7 to 11 November 2018 (see information here).
The French National anthem rang out twice after the Mountain Bike Cross-country Eliminator races on Friday 9 November. In the women’s race, Coline Clauzure was the author of her best performance ever at an international event. The UCI World Champion Titouan Perrin Ganier won the Men’s Elite final. Germany’s Nina Reichenbach and Great Britain’s Jack Carthy respectively won their third consecutive Women’s Elite and Men’s Elite 26’’ world titles in Trials on Saturday 10 November, while Thomas Pechhacker took the Men’s Elite 20’’ crown to claim Austria’s maiden UCI world title in the history of the discipline. The BMX Freestyle USA’s riders picked up the last two gold medals on offer as the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships reached their conclusion on Sunday 11 November, with Perris Benegas winning the Women’s Elite crown and the 18-year-old Justin Dowell collecting the Men’s.
The full results of the three disciplines can be found on the UCI website.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Team registration
The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Teams registration procedure through UCI DataRide will be communicated to the relevant parties shortly. The deadline for registration and payment is 15 January 2019.
Application criteria for UCI Mountain Bike Teams:
UCI Mountain Bike Endurance teams can only apply for registration if the team has a minimum total of 75 points in the UCI Endurance Team ranking. As indicated in Article 4.7.006, this ranking is calculated by adding up the riders’ individual UCI points in the first UCI XCO individual ranking of the season (no changes compared to 2018).
UCI Mountain Bike Gravity teams can only apply for registration if the team has a minimum of 1 point in the Gravity Team ranking. As indicated in Article 4.9.002, the ranking is calculated based on points attributed via the final individual World Cup standings of the previous year and the World Championships results – New regulation for 2019
2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
At the end of every World Cup season, athletes, team managers, UCI sponsors and UCI staff are asked to cast their vote for the best two events (Cross-country Olympic and Downhill) of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, based on criteria such as quality of organisation, routes and atmosphere at the event.
For the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the UCI is pleased to announce that the best two events were:
· Best Cross-country Olympic event: Nove Mesto Na Morave (CZE)
· Best Downhill event: Val di Sole (ITA)
2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
At the end of each season, a panel made up of different BMX stakeholders are asked to rate each of the events in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup based on criteria such as technical aspects, event atmosphere and overall quality of organisation.
The UCI is pleased to announce that Papendal (NED) has been chosen as the best event in the 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series.
2019 UCI BMX Teams Registration
For the third year in a row, BMX teams can be registered with the UCI. These teams will have the same rights during UCI BMX Supercross World Cup events as national teams. You will find all the necessary documents here for 2019 UCI BMX Teams registration. The deadline for registration and payment is 15 January 2019.
2019 UCI BMX World Championships
The 2019 UCI BMX World Championships will take place in Heusden-Zolder (BEL) on 23-29 July 2019. The full schedule is available on the UCI website.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying period started on 1 November 2018. BMX Freestyle Park events on the UCI BMX Freestyle Park International Calendar will now count towards the nation and individual rankings, which will be used to allocate participation quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup
The 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup concluded in Chengdu, China, at the beginning of November. Hannah Roberts (USA) claimed the 2018 Women Elite title with Marin Rantes (CRO) edging out Daniel Dhers (VEN) in the Men Elite class.
2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park International Calendar
Registration of events for the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park International Calendar is now open. Please register your National Championships and C1 events before 15 January 2019.
2018/2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
The 4th and 5th rounds of the World Cup took place in Tábor (CZE) on 17 November and Koksijde (BEL) on 25 November respectively.
Recap of Tábor and Koksijde rounds, rankings, results and race data are available here.
Next rounds: Namur (BEL) on Sunday 23 December, then Heusden-Zolder (BEL) on Wednesday 26 December.
Registration opening dates
6th round – Namur (BEL), 23 December 2018: registration from Thursday 13 December to Monday 17 December. Start list published on Tuesday 18 December.
7th round – Heusden-Zolder (BEL), 26 December 2018: registration from Thursday 13 December to Thursday 20 December. Start list published on Friday 21 December.
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships competition guides
Check the links:
Competition guide for 2018 UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships in Mol (BEL), 30 November-1 December 2018
Competition guide for 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Bogense (DEN), 1-2 February 2019, will be available early December
Registration procedure for 2019/2020 UCI International Cyclo-cross Calendar
The UCI Calendar procedure and registration forms for the 2019/2020 UCI International Cyclo-cross Calendar have been sent out to organisers of races currently on the calendar, as well as to National Federations.
The procedure explains a number of changes coming into effect from the 2019/2020 season. These changes concern:
– the Men Junior category, which is now compulsory
– the Men Under 23 category
– Class 1 events, promotion and relegation
– series recognised by the UCI.
The deadline for registering UCI cyclo-cross events for the 2019/2020 season is 15 December 2018. Please note the following points:
All registration forms must be sent – via the National Federation of the event location – to email@example.com.
For new events, a technical guide to the event must be included.
Events will be confirmed as registered on the UCI Calendar following approval from the UCI Management Committee on 1 February 2019, and provided that the calendar fees from previous seasons have been paid.
Women Junior category
The UCI has taken several decisions to boost the Women Junior category over the past few months. The overall plan for the category can be summarised as follows:
February 2020: 1st edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships for this category
2020/2021 season: 1st edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for this category
2021/2022 season: 1st edition of Continental Championships and class 1/2 events for this category.
Outside the discipline’s National, Continental and World Championships, women aged 19-22 will ride with the Women Elite riders and will continue to benefit from the media coverage and race prizes that come with that category.
UCI Nations Ranking
The UCI Nations Ranking is available on the UCI website. To view, select ‚Mixed Elite‘ in the ‚Category‘ field. The ranking will be updated every Tuesday, which will allow you to follow the ranking changes in real time.
UCI Hour Record attempt timed by Tissot – Michael Teuber (MC1, GER)
Michael Teuber will attempt to beat the UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot in sport class MC1 on Friday 30 November. The German athlete will make his attempt at 14h15, on the velodrome in Berlin (GER), during a break in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup being held at the same venue. His attempt will benefit from the increased visibility and high-quality organisation of the World Cup event.
2018 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup
The final qualifying event of the season was held on 3 November in Höchst (AUT) with teams from six countries (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic and Belgium) taking part. The two local RC Höchst clubs, including 2017 UCI World Championship silver medallists Patrick Schnetzer and Markus Bröll, had the support of a large crowd motivating them to produce magnificent performances.
Check out the full results
2018 UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup
The final event in the series took place on 17 November in Erlenbach (GER). It brought together the season’s best athletes in the Single Women, Single Men, Pair Women, Pair Mixed and ACT4 categories.
Check out the full results
2018 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
More than 20 nations registered for the 2018 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships, which took place in Liège, Belgium, November 23-25. Approximately 6000 spectators attended the events. It was the first time that these Championships returned to Belgium since 1986 when they were held in Genk.
As always, the atmosphere was electric as the best artistic cyclists and cycle-ball teams vied for the six World titles at stake. After a disappointing second place ‘at home’ last year in Dornbirn, the Austrian duo Markus Bröll and Patrick Schnetzer claimed back the rainbow jersey (their fifth since 2013) after an exciting cycle-ball final against defending UCI World Champions Gerhard and Bernd Mlady. Switzerland (PauI Looser / Roman Schneider) beat Belgium (Brecht Damen / Niels Dirikx) in the match for bronze.
Germany made a clean sweep of the five artistic cycling medals up for grabs. The biggest upsets of the weekend came in the Single Women’s category, won by 21-year-old Iris Schwarzhaupt in her first UCI World Championships appearance, and in the ACT 4 category where reigning UCI World Champions Switzerland bowed down to the German quartet of Katharina Gülich, Ramona Ressel, Julia Dörner and Annamaria Milo. In their last competition before retiring, the Swiss (Céline Burlet, Jennifer and Melanie Schmid and Flavia Zuber) had to make do with the silver medal. Austria took bronze.
2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series
After three qualifier events held in September and October 2018, the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series continues with its last event in the 2018 calendar year taking place in the United Arab Emirates.
On 14 December 2018, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge will take place at the Dubai Autodrome, welcoming thousands of cyclists onto closed roads. It is the biggest cycling event in the Middle East, and the only qualifying event in the region for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Qualification will then resume in March, with the Bathurst Cycling Classic in Australia.
For more information about the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please do not hesitate to visit the dedicated website.
The list of Commissaires appointed by the UCI to international competitions is now available on the UCI website under Discipline/Calendar/Competition. Race organisers, Commissaires and National Federations will receive more detailed information concerning these appointments by email.
UCI Mountain Bike International Commissaires
The UCI now has ten new Mountain Bike International Commissaires who successfully passed their theory exams in 2017 followed by practical assessments at mountain bike events in 2018. The newly-qualified Commissaires come from ten different nations: Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and the USA.
Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games
The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) took place in Buenos Aires (ARG) between 6-18 October. Cycling competitions took place involving four different disciplines, with 33 nations represented in the four events:
BMX Racing Mixed Team
BMX Freestyle Mixed Team
Men’s Combined event (team time trial, road race, mountain bike cross country Short Circuit, mountain bike cross country Eliminator, criterium)
Women’s Combined event (team time trial, road race, mountain bike cross country Short Circuit, mountain bike cross country Eliminator, criterium)
The Combined event was contested by teams of two, each of whom took part in a series of road and mountain bike races.
In the final medal count, gold medals were won by teams from three different Continental Confederations (Europe, Asia, America). Race results composing the events can be found on these links: BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle, Combined Event and Mountain bike.
BMX Freestyle’s entry onto the Olympic stage was a particular highlight of these YOG. Host nation, Argentina shared the top step of the podium with Germany for the discipline’s Olympic debut.
The Youth Olympic Games are designed to assist in the development and progression of young athletes, and enables them to get a taste of the Olympic Games. The success of the UCI’s own development programmes was demonstrated by the participation of eight UCI World Cycling Centre trainees, and the fourth place of Komet Sukprasert (THA) in the Men’s BMX Racing competition.
Tokyo 2020 Test Events
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee continues its preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and have announced the first dates of the test events due to take place ahead of the Games.
The 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 (up to 24 teams of a maximum of 5 riders) will be given priority, and entries will open in February 2019. Further information can be requested from the local organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on other disciplines’ test events will be published in future editions of the NF newsletter. The following dates have been confirmed:
Mountain bike: 6 October 2019
BMX Racing: 12-13 October 2019
Track cycling: 11-12 April 2020.
Olympic Qualification Rankings
National Federations are reminded that all the relevant Olympic qualification rankings for Tokyo 2020 are published on uci.org and updated regularly. The rankings can be found on the ranking page of each respective discipline. For road cycling, there is no separate Olympic ranking as the UCI World Ranking for the 2019 season will be used for this purpose.
Road cycling will be the first discipline to finish its qualification period, which will conclude at the end of the 2019 road season on 20 October 2019.
The detailed qualification systems for all disciplines are available on uci.org on the relevant dedicated pages for each discipline.
CYCLING FOR ALL
UCI at the Autonomy and Urban Mobility Summit
The UCI recently took part in the Autonomy and Urban Mobility Summit (https://www.autonomy.paris/en/) in Paris, which saw CEOs, city mayors, public decision makers, mobility experts, researchers and innovators spend three days debating a variety of mobility-related issues.
The UCI co-hosted a round table entitled “Shared Road for Smarter Cities” with the Fédération Internationale Automobile (FIA), which also included representatives from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the city of Rome and the Embassy of Netherlands in France.
Read more about the UCI’s role in urban mobility here.
SPOTLIGHT ON… THE FIRST UCI BIKE CITY FORUM
First UCI Bike City Forum a success in Milan
The first UCI Bike City Forum presented by Pirelli was held on 14 November, bringing together cycling leaders, advocates, mobility experts, National Federations, industry representatives and policy makers at the Pirelli Headquarters in Milan, Italy, to discuss the future of active mobility.
With inspiring keynote speeches from Pascal Smet, Minister Responsible for Mobility and Public Works from the Brussels-Capital region, and Tim Blumenthal, President of PeopleForBikes, the event was an ideal opportunity to strengthen links between individuals, organisations, cities and regions, all committed to developing cycling in all forms.
The central topics on the agenda included the development of cycling infrastructure, the Dutch and Danish cycling experience, the impact of cycling and physical activity on public health, and sustainable development through cycling. Expert speakers contributed to the day of discussion, during which audience members put forward questions for debate.
On 15 November, officials from the UCI Bike Cities and Regions met to share key initiatives, developments and best practices, at the same time strengthening the network of implicated representatives. The event concluded with a cycling tour of Milan, which included stops at iconic locations related to cycling within the city.
We look forward to welcoming the UCI family at the next UCI Bike City Forum in 2019.
UCI WCC CORNER
The UCI World Cycling Centre is currently hosting athletes taking part in talent identification and training camps for two of cycling’s Olympic disciplines.
Nine athletes from five countries (Thailand, Italy, Iran, Denmark and Suriname) are spending around six weeks in Aigle, coached by the centre’s Craig Maclean, former UCI World Champion and Olympic medallist.
The three women and six men on the talent ID camp are using the UCI WCC velodrome alongside French Junior Jordy Thicot and long-term trainee Nicky Degrendele (BEL), reigning UCI World Champion in the keirin.
The most talented of the nine athletes will be invited back next year.
Meanwhile the Korea Cycling Federation is also organising a track cycling talent ID camp in November. Nine young talents (all born in 2003) and four coaches are at the UCI WCC for three weeks. As well as training – under the expert supervision of Richard Wooles, former Head Coach of the Canadian Track Cycling Team and more recently Coach and Advisor for Cycling British Columbia – the teenagers are taking English lessons.
China carried out a training camp for five athletes, aged 16 to 20, at the UCI WCC during the first two weeks of November. One of the three accompanying staff was none other than former UCI World Champion Shuang Guo, herself a UCI WCC trainee from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2014. As well as her keirin gold medal at the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Shuang Guo won four Olympic medals: in Beijing 2008 (bronze in the individual sprint) and in London 2012 (silver in the team sprint and the keirin, bronze in the individual sprint).
Six mountain bike athletes from Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and Colombia have been invited to train at the UCI WCC from October to December. The six women are training alongside Matshediso Ebudilwe (Botswana) and Tumelo Makae (Lesotho), who are on a long-term camp in Aigle thanks to Olympic Solidarity scholarships.
Prior to the CAC BMX African Championships held in Cairo, Egypt on November 9-10, the Confédération Africaine de Cyclisme organised a two-week training camp for participating athletes alongside a Level 1 BMX coaching course with input from UCI WCC coaches Jean-Jacques Henry and Tyrone Johns.
Our latest course for Sport Directors (November 12-15) attracted 52 participants from 19 countries. Of the seven women on the course, five benefited from a UCI scholarship, including newly-retired professional athlete Giorgia Bronzini (ITA).