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UCI National Federations Newsletter #54 – 19.12.2018

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Dear members,

2018 is gradually drawing to a close but December has nevertheless been a busy month.

It was my great pleasure to attend the fourth round of the 2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London last weekend. The velodrome in London’s Lee Valley Velopark inevitably brings back memories of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the atmosphere is always electric. Last weekend’s competition was no exception, and I look forward to following the final rounds next January in Cambridge (New Zealand) and Hong Kong (China).

Meanwhile we are in full preparation for the 2019 road cycling season. Earlier this month, I took part in the UCI Women’s WorldTour Seminar, the UCI WorldTour Seminar.

All these meetings were held in Montreux, Switzerland, and attended by representatives of key teams and other stakeholders. We continue to take important steps for the further advancement of professional road cycling, and I am delighted to see that everyone is committed to working together for the future of our sport.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our National Federations around the world for the magnificent work carried out for the development of all cycling’s disciplines. As President of the UCI, I am grateful for your dedication and I look forward to continuing our precious collaboration. In the meantime, I wish you all the very best for the end-of-year festivities and for 2019.

David Lappartient

UCI President



UCI Athletes‘ Commission

The second meeting of the UCI Athletes’ Commission took place on 26-27 November 2018 in Brussels (BEL), chaired by Katerina Nash, new member of the UCI Management Committee.

During this meeting, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the UCI Legal Anti-Doping Services and the UCI Medical Director presented their activities to the athletes. In addition to these presentations, the athletes discussed several topics including concussion protocols, safety and potential interdisciplinary collaboration for the development of the sport.

The next meeting of the Commission will be held in Aigle (SUI) in mid-2019.

New UCI Solidarity documentation available on the National Federations‘ Extranet

Developing cycling and the culture around it, particularly in our sport’s emerging nations, is one of the UCI’s fundamental objectives. There are many obstacles to this process: not enough training, limited access to equipment, lack of resources, etc. The UCI has implemented a Solidarity programme aimed specifically at providing National Federations in groups 3 and 4 with the tools and expertise they require.
The new documentation required for a UCI Solidarity application is now available on the National Federations‘ Extranet. The applications are split into two categories:

1. Continental Confederation projects (link) for applications concerning education (training for commissaires and/or coaches, development programmes, coaching sessions, etc.) and finance (financial support to host an event, to take part in a competition, etc.)

2. National Federation projects for applications concerning education and equipment only.

A new approval process has been set up, and two submission periods are now available for applications: 1 October – 31 December and 15 February – 15 May. All submitted projects will be presented at the Presidents‘ Conference, the responsibility of which is to discuss, amongst other matters, the development of cycling around the world and to evaluate solidarity projects. The final decision will be taken by the UCI Management Committee. Applications should be sent to The entire process is explained in detail at the start of each Solidarity document, and we would ask that you familiarise yourselves with the process before submitting your projects.

Reminder: The UCI relaunches its Sharing Platforms

The USP is the perfect opportunity for the UCI to meet its key stakeholders, the member National Federations, and provide the support and guidance to help develop cycling in all its forms and at all levels.

The first of these will take place in Hamilton (NZL) on 19 January alongside the Oceanian Cycling Confederation (OCC) Congress. Key UCI staff will present a variety of topics relevant to the continent’s cycling family and this will be followed by workshops during which information and guidance will be provided to find solutions based on case studies and successful experiences.

As reported in last month’s newsletter, the UCI has decided to re-establish its UCI Sharing Platforms (USP). The USP offer National Federations the chance to learn from each other by sharing their knowledge and experience.

New President for Cycling Canada 

Mr Pierre Laflamme has become the President of Cycling Canada. He will make a valuable contribution to the development of cycling in his country.

We would ask all National Federations to immediately convey to the UCI all changes that occur as a consequence of new elections; this avoids unnecessary communication problems. Please contact the International Relations Department:

National Federations Newsletter 

We would remind all participants in global cycling that it is essential to read the National Federations‘ Newsletter. This document is the preferred means of monthly communication for topics such as registration dates for UCI events and other deadlines of note. Once these deadlines have passed, the UCI is no longer able to help; we would therefore strongly encourage you to read all the information contained within.



The UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour seminars

Held in Montreux, Switzerland, on 4 December, the UCI Women’s WorldTour seminar brought the series’ event organisers together with representatives of the UCI Women’s Teams. The gathering gave the UCI the chance to present the changes that will be made for the 2019 season and the reorganisation of women’s road cycling (reworking of the calendar, setting out of new criteria for all categories, the creation of the new UCI ProSeries, new team management structures, and the creation of UCI Women’s WorldTeams in 2020). The seminar also provided a valuable opportunity for those present to exchange their views.

The following day was devoted to the UCI WorldTour. The series’ event organisers and UCI WorldTeams representatives also made the trip to Montreux to find out more about the reorganisation of men’s professional road cycling, which will come into effect in 2020. Representatives of partner associations (AIOCC, AIGCP and CPA) took the opportunity to discuss the future of cycling with seminar participants and the UCI. This new format provided the families that make up professional cycling with the chance to share their views.

A joint dinner was held, enabling the various stakeholders of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and the UCI WorldTour to engage with each other. Among them were many organisers and team representatives involved in both the men’s and women’s series.

The UCI is delighted to continue working with the stakeholders of both series and to help them reach their objectives.

Click the following link to watch highlights of the seminars.

UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams for the 2019 season

The number of UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams registered for the 2019 season has now been confirmed. The peloton will have 18 UCI WorldTeams and 25 UCI Professional Continental Teams next season; the list can be found on the UCI website.

Registering UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Teams for the 2019 season

Following the implementation of the UCI DataRide – Teams platform, we would like to thank the National Federations for their cooperation and invite them to regularly check the registrationplatform to ensure the follow-up with their teams. The list of UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Teams that have afully validated registration file will be published on the UCI website early January.


2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Quotas (Individual Sprint, Keirin, Omnium and Madison)
In an attempt to be proactive with the registration process and the re-allocation of quotas, we would be grateful if you could let us know as soon as possible – via – if you do not intend to register riders in the individual sprint, keirin, Omnium and Madison events (those which rely on quotas).

Staff and rider registration
5th round – Cambridge (NZL), 18-20 January 2019: registration from Monday 17 December 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 30 December 12:00 (CET).
6th round – Hong Kong (CHN), 25-27 January 2019: registration from Monday 17 December 12:00 (CET) to Sunday 6 January 12:00 (CET).

Table showing the events at each round of the World Cup, plus registration deadlines

Competition programme

Staff – Team Leader – contact détails
During staff registration, the Team Leader’s contact details (telephone number and email address) must be correctly submitted, so that he/she may be contacted quickly if required.


We would like to remind you that in order to be eligible, athletes must have at least 250 UCI points, either from the qualification ranking on 14 September 2018 or from the last updated ranking, in accordance with Article 3.4.004. The rankings are updated every Tuesday.

Information bulletins

More helpful information can be found in the respective information bulletins available on the UCI website.

2019/2020 UCI International Track Calendar – Registration forms and instructions

The registration procedure for international Track events on the 2019/2020 UCI Calendar, along with the corresponding forms, was sent to National Federations at the beginning of October. National Federations must return completed forms – via – by 15 December 2018. Relevant documentation and forms are available on the UCI Extranet.

2019/2020 UCI Track Teams – Registration via UCI Dataride – Deadline 18 February 2019 

UCI Track Teams‘ registration for the 2019/2020 season will be done via the UCI DataRide Platform. Instructions were sent to all teams on Thursday 22 November 2018.

The registration system (via UCI DataRide) is now open. Teams must submit all required information (team information, staff list, athlete list, jersey design and payment) and the relevant National Federation must validate it, all on the UCI DataRide platform. The registration process for UCI Track teams will close on Monday 18 February 2019.

New teams should contact in order to obtain a login for registering via UCI DataRide.

Link to UCI DataRide registration platform.

Olympic Rankings 

List of qualifying competitions (updated as more competitions are confirmed)

Document explaining how Olympic rankings are calculated, and detailing the qualification system



UCI Mountain Bike Team 

The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Teams registration procedure via UCI DataRide has been communicated to the relevant parties and can be downloaded from the following links

2019 UCI Mountain Bike Teams – UCI DataRide User Guide – National Federations
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Teams – UCI DataRide User Guide

The deadline for registration and payment is 15 January 2019.

Application criteria for UCI Mountain Bike Teams are as follows:

· UCI Mountain Bike Endurance teams can only apply for registration if the team has at least 75 points in the UCI Endurance Team ranking. As indicated in Article 4.7.006 (4.11.006 in the UCI Regulations coming into force on 1 January 2019), the ranking is calculated by adding up the riders’ individual UCI points in the first UCI XCO individual ranking of the season.

·  UCI Mountain Bike Gravity teams can only apply for registration if the team has at least 1 point in the UCI Gravity Team ranking. As indicated in Article 4.9.002 (4.13.002 in the UCI Regulations coming into force on 1 January 2019), the ranking is calculated based on points attributed via the final individual World Cup standings of the previous year and the World Championships results.

If you are interested in registering a team, please contact for further information and to request your login details for the UCI DataRide Platform

2019 UCI Mountain Bike Regulations 

Amendments to ‘Part IV – Mountain Bike’ of the UCI Regulations, coming into effect in January 2019, have been published on the UCI website.

2019 UCI Mountain Bike Ranking update 

The ranking dates for the Mountain Bike discipline have been published on the UCI website.

2019 UCI Mountain Bike International Calendar – Junior Series information

The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike International Calendar has been published on the UCI website. Information concerning the Junior Series is also available here.

2019 UCI BMX and Mountain Bike World Cup Organisers‘ Seminar 

The 2019 BMX and Mountain Bike World Cup Organisers’ Seminar took place in Barcelona (ESP) on 13-14 December 2018.

The organisers’ seminar is the opportunity to inform all World Cup organisers of changes for the upcoming season and improvements to be made to the World Cup series. The seminar brings together all parties involved in the series. During the seminar, emphasis is also placed upon specific points related to the planning and preparation of each event through individual meetings with the organisers.


2019 UCI BMX World Championships Schedule – Heusden-Zolder- 23-28 july

The 2019 UCI BMX World Championships schedule is now available on the UCI website.

Team Registration – Reminder 

For the third year running, the UCI is registering BMX teams; these teams will receive the same rights during UCI BMX Supercross World Cup events as national teams. All the necessary documents concerning the 2019 UCI BMX Team registration can be found here. The deadline for registration and payment is 15 January 2019.

2019 UCI BMX and Mountain Bike World Cup Organisers‘ Seminar 

The 2019 BMX and Mountain Bike World Cup Organisers’ Seminar took place in Barcelona (ESP) on 13-14 December 2018.

The organisers’ seminar is the opportunity to inform all World Cup organisers of changes for the upcoming season and improvements to be made to the World Cup series. The seminar brings together all parties involved in the series. During the seminar, emphasis is also placed upon specific points related to the planning and preparation of each event through individual meetings with the organisers.


2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park International Calendar – Reminder

Registration of 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park events is open; you are invited to register your National Championships and C1 events before 15 January 2019.

BMX Freestyle Judging 

For National Federations interested in learning more about judging BMX Freestyle events, the UCI is offering ‘judging clinics’ led by an expert in the field. For more information, please contact:


2019/2020 UCI Cyclo-cross International Calendar 



Saturday 14 September 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 1

Sunday 22 September 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 2

Sunday 20 October 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 3

Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 November 2019

Cyclo-cross Continental Championships

Saturday 16 November 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 4

Sunday 24 November 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 5

Sunday 22 December 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 6

Thursday 26 December 2019

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 7

Saturday and Sunday 11 & 12 January 2020

Cyclo-cross Continental Championships

Sunday 19 January 2020

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 8

Sunday 26  January 2020

Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 9

Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 February 2020

2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Dübendorf (SUI)

The deadline for registering UCI Cyclo-cross events for the 2019/2020 season was 15 December 2018. We kindly ask National Federations that have not yet submitted their registration forms to do so before the New Year. All registration forms must be sent via the National Federation to

Events will be confirmed as registered on the 2019/2020 UCI Cyclo-cross International Calendar following approval from the UCI Management Committee, and will be published on the UCI website.

2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 

The 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will take place in Bogense (DEN) on 2-3 February 2019.

All useful information relating to this event can be found on the UCI website:

–  In the competition guide, you can find information such as the official programme, course maps, riders’ registration, accreditation, event regulations, etc.

–  The Online Riders’ Registration system will be open from 17 January 2019 to 25 January 2019 (12:00 CET). Rider registration for this event can only be completed by the National Federation.

–  The Online Accreditation system is now open and will close on 21 January 2019 at 12:00 CET.

– All questions regarding National Teams’ parking may be addressed to: 17 December is the very final deadline for National Federations to book one Team Cabin via the Organising Committee:

2018/2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 

The final four rounds of the 2018/2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will take place in Namur (BEL) on 23 December 2018, Heusden-Zolder (BEL) on 26 December 2018, Pont-Château (FRA) on 20 January 2019 with the Finals in Hoogerheide (NED) on 27 January 2019.

Registration opening dates

–  7th round – Heusden-Zolder (BEL), 26 December 2018: registration from Thursday 13 December to Thursday 20 December. Start list published on Friday 21 December.
–  8th round – Pont-Château (FRA), 20 January 2019: registration from Thursday 10 January to Monday 14 January. Start list published on Tuesday 15 January.
–  9th round – Hoogerheide (NED), 27 January 2019: registration from Thursday 17 January to Monday 21 January. Start list published on Tuesday 22 January.

Women Junior quota

In order to support National Federations that have a dedicated development plan for Women youth categories in Cyclo-cross, the UCI Cyclo-cross Commission has decided to award an extra quota of two Women riders for rounds 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the 2018-2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, i.e. starting in Namur on 23 December 2018. This extra quota is only valid for the Women Junior category, i.e. for riders born in 2001 and 2002.

Practical information regarding riders’ registration will be communicated shortly.

2019 Cyclo-cross National Championships 

Submission of results

We kindly remind National Federations that their Cyclo-cross National Championships must be registered with the UCI before the date of the event. Please check that all categories of the event are listed on the UCI website. If a category needs to be added or removed, please contact:

All National Championships results must be uploaded to the UCI DataRide system. Should you have any questions regarding access to UCI DataRide, please contact

Reminder concerning UCI rules

Please note that if Men Under 23 and Men Elite categories, or Women Under 23 and Women Elite categories, compete in the same race (same start time and same race distance), the following should be applied:
– no separate results by category are to be submitted; only one set of results should be entered into the UCI DataRide platform,
– UCI points are awarded according to the Elite points scale,
– where Championships are concerned, only one title is awarded (e.g. if an Under 23 rider wins the race, he/she will be awarded the Elite title).

2018 UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships 

For the third year in a row, the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships were held in Mol (BEL). The 2018 event saw 25 nations, with 383 riders including 63 women, take part. France dominated the medals table with five gold and three silver, Great Britain finished in second place (five gold and two silver) and third place went to the Netherlands (3 gold). Mol will, once again, host the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships next year, on 29-30 November 2019. All statistics and results are available on the UCI website.

UCI Cyclo-cross Teams 

We kindly remind UCI Cyclo-cross Teams registered for the 2018/2019 Cyclo-cross season and their National Federations that:

–  For riders whose contract ends on 31 December 2018 as regulated by local law, the renewal contract must be sent to the UCI. Without a renewal, the rider concerned will be removed from the team’s list of riders upon expiry of the contract.

–  The design and sponsors of a team’s jersey can be modified on 1 January 2019, but the new design must be submitted to the UCI before 18 December 2018.

To submit the aforementioned changes, please contact:


2018 UCI Trials World Cup – Best Event 

At the end of each season, a panel of different Trials stakeholders are asked to rate each of the UCI Trials World Cup events based on criteria such as technical aspects, event atmosphere and the overall quality of organisation.

The UCI is pleased to announce that Berlin (GER) has been chosen as the best event in the 2018 UCI Trials World Cup Series. It was also the first time that Berlin had hosted a UCI Trials World Cup event.


UCI Para-cycling Commission

The UCI Para-cycling Commission met on 19 November in Madrid (ESP).

Members of the Commission were delighted with the success of the 2018 events, in line with their expectations. The programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was discussed, and an outline of how to establish ‚ring-fenced‘ places for certain sport classes requiring them was agreed. Along similar lines, the Commission has begun work to reform the Paralympic Games programme ahead of the Paris 2024 edition, by which time the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) wants to abolish all factoring.

The Commission then moved on to upcoming UCI events, in 2019 and beyond, and the development of the UCI International Para-cycling Calendar more generally.

Classification was also discussed during the meeting, with agreement reached on the planned structure to ensure that important work already carried out in this area can continue.

UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot – Michael Teuber (MC1, GER)

At 14:50 on 30 November, Michael Teuber set off on 60 minutes of intense effort in front of a home crowd at the Berlin Velodrome that was already feverishly excited, following the Men and Women team pursuit qualifying on Day 1 of the third round of the 2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

Cheered on by the crowd and by athletes around the track, Teuber smashed his previous record time; more than eight-and-a-half years after his last attempt, he has set the bar in the C1 category at 42.583km, improving it by 3.257km (or 13 extra laps)!


A follow-up meeting on classification research was held on 10 December in Amsterdam (NED); a progress update was issued on the work being conducted by the two research teams, following the first of four years of study.

The team from VU University in Amsterdam in charge of research into Class H, and the team from GIH University in Stockholm (SWE) undertaking research on Classes C and T, presented an initial summary of their findings from data collected this year. This follow-up meeting also aimed to establish the plan for next year, with details to be communicated in a subsequent edition of this newsletter.


2018 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup 

The Series‘ final will be held on 19 January in Klein-Gerau (GER), to the south of Frankfurt. The best teams will fight it out for the World Cup trophy, which will be awarded to the most successful team throughout the season. Wildcards have been allocated to two teams: RSV Osaka (JAP) and the host team RMSV Klein-Gerau.

 More information can be found on the UCI website.

 Upcoming events

ROAD          –           TRACK          –          MOUNTAIN BIKE

BMX         –         CYCLO-CROSS         –         TRIALS

INDOOR          –          PARA-CYCLING


First UCI Bike City Forum a Success!

On 14-15 November, the UCI brought 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 at the UCI Bike City Forum.

With topics such as urban cycling, sustainable development, cycling infrastructure, health and physical activity and the link between elite events and everyday cycling promotion on the agenda, the event saw lively discussion and exchanges on effective solutions to get more people cycling around the world.
During the opening address, UCI President David Lappartient emphasised the role that cycling can play in confronting common mobility and health challenges and helping to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Keynote speeches were delivered by Pascal Smet, Minister Responsible for Mobility and Public Works for the Brussels-Capital Region, and Tim Blumenthal, President of US-based advocacy group PeopleForBikes. The various panel discussions featured expert speakers from organisations including the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, the International Sport and Culture Association, the Active Well-Being Initiative, the European Cyclists’ Federation, the Rome Mobility Agency, World Bicycle Relief, the C40 Cities Finance Facility and UN-Habitat, as well as urban planning experts speaking on behalf of Seville and Manchester.

On the second day of the Forum, the emphasis was on the UCI Bike City and Region network, with a knowledge-sharing seminar hosted for the participating cities and regions, in which current initiatives and best practices were presented, followed by a bicycle tour of iconic locations linked to cycling in Milan.

For more information regarding the Forum, do not hesitate to read the post-event article here.

In addition, in order to enhance knowledge sharing from the Forum, the Cycling for All team has made available a summary of the day’s presentations (which can be accessed here) as well as all slides presented at the Forum. These files can be downloaded from the following link. The password is “UCIForum2018”. For any questions in this respect, please do not hesitate to contact


 Using data to enhance road safety 

On Tuesday 20 November, the UCI Cycling for All team attended a meeting of the International Transport Forum’s Safer City Streets network in London. Improving road safety is a central priority under our advocacy work, and the meeting of the network brought together city officials and researchers to discuss latest trends around research into road safety, as well as practical measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users.

During the event, the ITF “Safer City Streets: Global Benchmarking for Urban Road Safety” report was launched.

Analysing road safety data from 31 cities around the world, the report provided a number of key recommendations, such as the development of tools to better monitor the results of road safety policies, the adoption of clear and ambitious targets to reduce casualties and focus on protecting vulnerable road users.

While insights on academic research were shared at the meeting, city officials including those from Aarhus, Buenos Aires and London also shared examples of their practical work to improve road safety.

Tourism development in UCI Bike Region Fyn 

The UCI was invited to present at the Rethink Tourism! conference hosted by Destination Fyn and Sport Event Fyn in Odense, Denmark, on 29 November. Bringing together Danish and international speakers to discuss the future of tourism and events, the UCI shared insights on the tangible and intangible benefits linked to the UCI Bike City/Region label and offered ideas to consider with regards to tourism promotion as the region prepares to host the 2019 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, in Bogense on 2-3 February 2019.


2018 has been a year of amazing sporting achievements across all cycling’s disciplines. Below are a few highlights from each of our UCI World Championships… plus an update on the UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot.

Cyclo-cross, Valkenburg-Limburg (NED), February 3-4: Few will forget February’s mudfest on the flanks of the Cauberg which saw Belgians Sanne Cant and Wout van Aert ride solo to successfully defend their titles. It was a second consecutive Women Elite victory for Cant, and three-in-a-row in the Men Elite category for van Aert.

Track Cycling, Apeldoorn (NED), February 28 – March 4: On March 3rd, the velodrome at Omnisport Apeldoorn was the stage of a Women Elite individual pursuit world record, established by American Chloé Dygert. After beating the record in qualifying, she went even faster in the final to set a new mark of 3’20”060.

Para-cycling Track, Rio (BRA), March 22-25: The UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held at the Velodromo Municipal do Rio in Rio de Janeiro in March, marked the first time since the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games that an International Federation had returned to the Barra Olympic Park for an event of this stature. Four world records were set in Rio: 1:05.079 for the 1km time trial  and 10.891 in the 200m Sprint by the British women’s tandem of Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott; 3’54”501 over 3km in the WC4 individual pursuit by Australian Emily Petricola and 43”430 in the Women’s C1 500m time trial for China’s Jieli Li.

BMX Racing, Baku (AZE), June 5-9:  a photo finish was needed to establish that Sylvain André had pipped fellow Frenchman Joris Daudet on the line to take the World title by a mere 0.006 seconds. Meanwhile Dutch sisters Laura and Merel Smulders occupied the top two steps of the women’s podium.

Four-cross, Val di Sole (ITA), July 6: for the 4th consecutive year, the best four-cross athletes converged on Val di Sole for their World Championships. The Italian resort boasts one of the few permanent tracks in the world, which is also one of the longest and one of the most challenging. Last year’s two silver medallists Quentin Derbier (FRA) and Ramona Labounkova (CZE) moved up a step to take victory in their floodlit finals.

Para-cycling Road, Maniago (ITA), August 2-5: After hosting several UCI World Cups for the discipline, Maniago provided the stage for the leading event of the year. With victories in both the T1 time trial and T1 road race, Canada’s Shelley Gautier has won every time trial and road race World title since her category was established in 2010.

Junior Track, Aigle (SUI), August 15-19: For the second time, after 2016, this event was held at the UCI World Cycling Centre. Amazing performances included three Junior world records: in the Men’s 3km individual pursuit (Russian Lev Gonov in 3’11“143), the Women’s 500m time trial (Germany’s Lea Sophie Friedrich in 33“922) and the Men’s 1km time trial (Australian Thomas Cornish in 1’00″498).

Mountain bike, Lenzerheide (SUI), September 5-9: An incredible 7th World cross-country Olympic title for Switzerland’s Nino Schurter, while Great Britain’s Rachel Atherton took her 5th downhill rainbow jersey in the Swiss resort.

Mountain bike Marathon, Auronzo (ITA), September 15: A fifth win also for Annika Langvad (DEN), specialist of the cross-country Marathon speciality. The other winner of the day was Henrique Avancini, the first Brazilian in history to claim a mountain bike world title.

Road, Innsbruck-Tirol (AUT), September 22-30: After six podium appearances, Spain’s Alejandro Valverde finally claimed the Men Elite road race rainbow jersey, at the age of 38. The Championships were also marked by second consecutive individual time trial titles for the Netherlands’ Annemiek Van Vleuten (Women Elite) and Denmark’s Mikkel Bjerg (Men U23). It was the last edition of the Championships featuring the team time trial, which next year will be replaced by the nation’s team time trial mixed relay.

Urban Cycling, Chengdu (CHN), November 7-11: For the 2nd consecutive year, this magnificent event combined the UCI World Championships for trials, mountain bike Eliminator and BMX Freestyle.

– Trials: both Nina Reichenbach (GER) and Jack Carthy (GBR) won their third consecutive titles in the Women Elite and Men Elite 26” categories. A first ever for Austria with a World title in the 20” category thanks to Thomas Pechhacker.
– Mountain Bike Eliminator: It was a clean sweep for France with victories going to Coline Clauzure and defending UCI World Champion Titouan Perrin Ganier
–  BMX Freestyle: the competition was once again a spectacular show with young American stars coming out on top: Perris Benegas in the women’s competition and Justin Dowell in the men’s.

Indoor Cycling, Liège (BEL), November 23-25: the final UCI World Championships of the year saw Austria claim back the cycle-ball rainbow jersey they lost last year. Germany dominated the artistic cycling competitions with victories in all five categories.

UCI Hour Record time by Tissot: Two new world marks were established in 2018. Italian athlete Vittoria Bussi covered 48.007km in Aguascalientes (Mexico) in September, beating the previous women’s record by 27 metres. Two months later Germany’s Michael Teuber laid down a huge challenge for para-cycling C1 class athletes by establishing a new record of 42.583km in one hour.


UCI announces Oakley and Mitas as official Mountain Bike partners 

The UCI recently announced a two-year partnership with both Mitas and Oakley, beginning in 2019.

Both brands will support the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz, and the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, as Official Partners.

These agreements are further evidence of the attractiveness of mountain bike amongst the biggest brands.

You can find out more about these new partnerships with Mitas and Oakley on the UCI website.



Athletes, coaches, sport directors and mechanics from the world over benefitted from the facilities and expert training delivered at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, throughout the year.

Training camps at the UCI World Cycling Centre

Camps held throughout the year for athletes in our four different cycling disciplines have seen trainees from the following 57 countries training in Aigle: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong (CHN), Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Serbia, Slovakia, Suriname, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

A total of 43 road cyclists (14 women and 29 men) from 26 countries trained at the UCI WCC over different periods this year. These included 10 Juniors and a long-term Women’s group of eight athletes. Eighteen of these athletes went on to compete in the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck-Tirol in September.
The different road training camps for women enabled our coaches to select those who will be part of the WCC Women’s Continental Team in 2019. Two Junior athletes, Desiet Kidane Tekeste (ERI) and Anastasia Kolesava (BLR) will integrate this new team alongside four members of our 2018 Women’s group: Agua Marina Espinola (PAR), Fernanda Yapura (ARG), Eyeru Tesfoam Gebru (ETH) and Teniel Campbell (TTO).

More than 50 track cyclists trained at the UCI WCC over different periods of this year. These included 22 Koreans – over three separate camps –  and a group of five Chinese athletes accompanied by ex-WCC trainee and former UCI World Champion and Olympic medalist, Shuang Guo.
A special training camp was held to prepare athletes for the 2018 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships taking place at the UCI WCC in August. Fourteen juniors from nine countries were invited to the camp, where bikes and mechanical support were provided.
Talent Identification is the goal of a camp taking place this November and December with nine athletes from four countries spending two months alongside the WCC’s long-term trainees: Junior rider Jordy Thicot (FRA) and keirin UCI World Champion Nick Degrendele (BEL).

18 athletes (5 women and 13 men) from 16 countries trained at the UCI in 2018. After the UCI BMX World Championships in Baku (AZE) in June, some athletes left the Centre and a new group was formed with seven athletes from six countries. This group is returning to train in Aigle next year, with the goal of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Mountain bike
Two athletes from Lesotho and Botswana are at the UCI WCC on a three-year Olympic Solidarity scholarship to try to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They have been joined at different stages this year by 13 other athletes, seven of whom have been invited back as the result of a recent talent identification camp.

The now annual cyclo-cross training camp was organised in Aigle in October. The selected eight participants from six countries benefited from a week training led by two experts in the field, Rudy De Bie and Sven Vanthourenhout.

International competitions at the UCI WCC

2018 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships – 15 to 19 August: The UCI WCC welcomed the 44th edition of these Championships, with some 315 athletes from 45 countries competing to win one of the 20 titles of UCI World Champion. A total of 21 UCI WWCC trainees participated, including the 14 Juniors from our dedicated preparation camp.

2018 UEC Track Juniors and Under 23 European Championships – 21 to 26 August: Following the unforeseen closure of the Montichiari Velodrome (ITA), the competition was moved to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle. 350 participants from 25 countries vied for 44 titles.

Training at UCI WCC Satellites

In 2018, 247 athletes, 64 coaches and 15 mechanics participated in various training courses organised at our five WCC satellites (in South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and India), representing more than 6300 days of training.

WCC courses for cycling professions

Mechanics: six trainees took part in our different training courses (levels 1-3) held throughout the year to obtain UCI certification. In addition, six mechanics working for our partner Mavic, which provides neutral assistance to some 120 cycling events a year, spent 4 days at the UCI WCC in January updating their knowledge on latest technologies and developments.

Coach Development: Three courses were held, including one specifically for women. This combined coaching-mechanics course in March was attended by nine women from nine countries, most of whom were on Olympic Solidarity scholarships.

Sport Directors’ Diploma: Two courses were organised, in January and November, with a total of 102 participants representing 24 countries from 5 continents. Altogether 11 women benefited from a UCI scholarship to attend.

Riders’ agents’ exam: The annual exam took place on 25 June with 17 participants from 10 countries.

Equipment shipped worldwide

In 2018, more than 86 bicycles (58 road bikes, eight track bikes, five time trial bikes, 15 BMX bikes) were sent to our National Federations throughout the world, together with accessories and clothing.

New UCI WCC facilities

Mechanics workshop: a purpose-built new workshop with eight working stations is used for our training courses

BMX Freestyle Park: work began on this in October and the park is expected to be completed by March 2019.