MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
May is proving to be one of extensive travel as I fly from Europe to three other continents and back in the space of just a few weeks.
The month got off to a very positive start with the Confederación Panamericana de Ciclismo (COPACI) Congress in Hildago, Mexico, on 3 May. The 29 National Federations present demonstrated a collective determination to continue promoting and growing our sport across the region. At the UCI Sharing Platform held the previous day, participants were brought up to date with the UCI’s anti-doping programme and also heard very interesting presentations from the USA and Argentina on their respective anti-doping initiatives. I take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to the President of the COPACI Mr José M. Peláez.
From Hildago, I travelled to the Gold Coast of Australia for the annual SportAccord IF Forum, which each year brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and Associations. Quite aside from the interesting and useful programme of workshops, meetings and presentations, it was extremely motivating to exchange with decision-makers from a diverse range of sports, thus strengthening the UCI’s international network. I was very pleased to see cities and regions interested in organising future editions of the UCI Cycling World Championships after the inaugural edition in Glasgow and Scotland in 2023. The idea of this multi-discipline event, to be held every four years, has obviously captured the imaginations of our stakeholders and supporters.
The day after leaving the Gold Coast, I arrived in China for meetings with the Chinese Cycling Association and its President Mr Jinkang Shen, along with the Mayor of Shanghai Mr Ying Yong. Shanghai is China’s most populous city, and the authorities have plans to expand the cycling infrastructure in the city. This will support the sterling work of the Chinese Cycling Association for the development of cycling throughout the country.
After a few days back in Europe, I flew to Canada for a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board. This meeting in Montreal on 16 May was my first since being appointed to the Board at the beginning of the year. The Board comprises 38 members from the Olympic Movement and governments. All our decisions are taken with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations and ensuring compliance to the World Anti-Doping Code. I am very proud of the role cycling and the UCI can play in achieving these objectives.
On my return, I had the chance to witness some racing at the first Grand Tour of the year, the Giro d’Italia, where I followed the Stage 9 time trial from Riccione to San Marino on Sunday.
The UCI is privileged to have the support of major international companies that are committed to our sport and our events. This week, together with our Vice-President and President of the Federazione Ciclistica Italiana, Mr Renato di Rocco, I am visiting the Italian headquarters of two of our long-standing partners: Santini Cycling Wear, Official partner of the UCI’s cycling apparel and Mapei, Main Sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships.
Finally, I look forward to welcoming members of the UCI World Cycling Centre Foundation Board and Executive Committee for our meetings at the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, on Wednesday 29 May.
The UCI DataRide Team module was launched for the Cyclo-cross discipline at the beginning of May, with the UCI DataRide platform now covering team registration for Road, Track, Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross teams. A certain number of enhancements have been made to the platform and performance has now significantly improved. The UCI IT and Sports Departments are currently planning enhancements and improvements for the 2021 registrations. Our priority is focused on ensuring a stable operating environment for all stakeholders. Should you have any feedback, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgLicence management
The UCI has sent lists of potential licence duplicates to all National Federations. In order to maintain the integrity of the database, we kindly ask all National Federations to respond to these requests as efficiently and quickly as possible. Duplicates arise through human error at licence renewal time but also due to changes in licence holders’ residence or National Federation. If you are aware of any duplicates within your National Federation, please inform the UCI immediately. To assist in this task, each National Federation can download and consult its licence holder list via the UCI DataRide licence module. Step by step guidelines are available on the National Federations’ Extranet. If you require further assistance, please contact email@example.com.
We also kindly remind all National Federations that licences must be renewed each year on the UCI DataRide platform. Again, National Federations can check that renewals have been correctly recorded by downloading and consulting their licence holder list from the system.
New National Federation Presidents
Last month, Mr Saint Clair Williams became President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation. We wish him success in the work to be undertaken in the next few years for the development and promotion of cycling in Antigua and Barbuda.
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.
ong> SPORTS ROAD UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Continental Teams Registration for the 2020 season
For the second year running, the registration of UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Continental Teams will be done via the UCI DataRide – Teams platform.Please note the system is constantly being improved and we already thank you for your feedback and suggestions on this matter. Please kindly address any questions or concerns to email@example.com.Please note the main dates for the UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Continental Teams registration that to be duly respected:Early August 2019: Instructions for registration sent to National Federations.22-29 September 2019: During the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (GBR), workshop and individual meetings held with National Federations to present the registration process (a specific communication will be sent to the National Federations).30 September 2019: National Federations to send the UCI the list of UCI Continental Teams and/or UCI Women’s Continental Teams candidates for registration.1 October – 11 November 2019: Submission and check of the completed registration file through the UCI DataRide – Teams platform.1 November 2019: Payment of the registration fee.Beginning of January 2020: Publication of the list of UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s Continental Teams on the UCI website.Second Sunday of January 2020: Team ranking used for invitations to compete in the UCI Women’s WorldTour (Art. 2.13.006 §3) and UCI Continental Circuits (Art. 2.1.007bis).As is the case every year, the National Federations are responsible for their UCI Continental Teams and UCI Women’s continental Teams have to ensure the teams respect the regulatory requirements and registration criteria during the registration process and throughout the year. The UCI then checks if the registered teams’ documentation conforms to the UCI Regulations.Regulator’s guide to road events
Thanks to their flexibility, experience and deep understanding of the race route, regulators instil a degree of calm at the event and among all involved, helping ensure the safety of the riders. At least one Motorcycle Regulator is stipulated at each UCI WorldTour event, as described in the UCI WorldTour – Specifications for Organisers. In support of this important role, a publication entitled the “Regulator’s Guide to Road Events” is now available on the UCI website.The purpose of this guide is to precisely define the role and mission of the regulator within a race organisation, as well as the main characteristics of an effective regulator. Organisers across all categories can benefit from including this role in their organisation, to improve safety for all parties, in particular the riders. The guide defines what is expected of an experienced and competent regulator.UCI ProSeries – new for 2020
The Women’s UCI International Road Calendar will be made up of the following four event classes from 2020: UCI Women’s WorldTour, UCI ProSeries, Class 1 and Class 2.
Registration for the UCI Women’s WorldTour is now closed; for the UCI ProSeries, Class 1 and Class 2 events, registration remains open.
Organisers wishing to join the UCI ProSeries can do so by choosing the corresponding class in the registration form sent to them on 3 May. It should be noted that no specific named application is required, however, organisers must comply with the criteria set out in the document entitled “UCI Women Road International Calendar events criteria per class” published on the UCI website. In addition, the history of the event – in terms of the level of participation and the number of years the events wishing to join the UCI ProSeries have been running – will also be taken into account when evaluating the applications received.
The deadline for organisers to return their registration forms to their National Federation is 15 June 2019. The deadline for National Federations to send the registration forms to the UCI is 1 July 2019.
For current class HC and class 1 events wishing to join the UCI ProSeries, the submission of an application file is required.
The deadline for National Federations to submit files, as well as for payment of the application fee, is 1 June 2019. We kindly remind organizers to submit their application through their National Federation.
National Championships – result registration
With National Championships taking place next month, National Federations are kindly reminded to upload their results onto the UCI DataRide platform a maximum of two working days following the end of the event. Results must be checked and any potential errors (highlighted in orange or red in the results) in the identification of riders must be corrected.
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 U23, or Women Elite and Women U23), only one combined results sheet should be uploaded.
The CPA (Cyclistes Professionnels Associés), in partnership with the UCI and Matsport, an external provider, are currently implementing a centralised prize money system for Men’s Professional Road Cycling (UCI WorldTour, HC and Class 1 events). As the platform nears completion, organisers will receive access codes shortly. All stakeholders – teams, riders and organisers – will be able to access the system. Detailed documentation can be found on the CPA website.
UCI Calendar – Reminder
We would like to remind all National Federations that, in order to be included in the UCI Rankings, National Championships must be registered on the UCI Calendar prior to their organisation. The results of these championships must then be uploaded onto UCI DataRide on the second working day following the end of the competition, at the latest. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder to organisers of international events
Late addition of a competition to the UCI International Calendar (art. 3.8.001ter)
Competitions may still be registered on the UCI International Calendar; however, a late registration fee may be charged. In the case of late registrations, there must be a period of at least three months between the date of registration and the date of the competition. If the period is shorter, the additional competition may still be accepted, but only in Class 2. Likewise, any races added to a competition’s programme must be declared at least 30 days before the event date. Registration forms are available on the UCI National Federations‘ Extranet.
Minimum format of races counting towards UCI rankings
Any event awarding UCI Ranking points must respect the formats and/or minimum distances stipulated in the UCI Regulations, or else those points will not be awarded. This also applies to the minimum number of participants in the individual sprint (minimum of 8 riders in accordance with Article 3.2.031) and the keirin (minimum of 10 riders in accordance with article 3.2.135).
Commissaires appointed by National Federations
The number of Commissaires appointed at international competitions must conform to UCI Regulations (art. 1.2.116). We would also like to remind you that for class 2 competitions, the President 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 email@example.com.
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 based on the UCI Rankings of 17 September 2019, as stipulated in art. 3.4.005 amended on 21 June 2018.
New registration deadlines for UCI events
In order to improve the UCI events registration procedure, and the method of reallocating unused quotas, the Track Commission has decided to implement strict deadlines. This updated procedure is described below and we kindly ask you to take note of this important information.
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. Furthermore, a fine of 200 CHF will be charged to the National Federation. Once this deadline has passed, unused quotas will be reallocated automatically, without requesting confirmation from the National Federation in question.
Deadline for sending an exemption request
For World Cup events: no exemption request relating to a World Cup round will be accepted after the online registration has closed for that round. 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 three days after the end of the final World Cup round, i.e. by Wednesday 29 January 2020. Qualification quotas will then be published on Monday 3 February 2020. Each National Federation and every rider participating in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot 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 track events programme at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been published on the UCI website.
MOUNTAIN BIKE <
We remind you that each Team and National Federation must book its Team/National Federation area with each Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup organiser, via a form available on each organiser’s website, at least one month before the event.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz
The competition guide for the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, taking place in Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) and featuring XCO, DHI and E-mountain bike, is available on the UCI website. This publication contains all the helpful information should you wish to attend the event. Information (registration, rules, etc.) concerning E-mountain bike is also included.
Please note that the UCI Nations’ Forum will take place on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 17:45, during the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships at the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, after the Team Managers’ meeting. The UCI Nations’ Forum will include a short information presentation concerning various topics relating to the discipline, including the Olympic Games, Olympic rankings, regulations, calendar and teams. This will be followed by an open group discussion. A maximum of two representatives per national team are invited to attend the UCI Nations’ Forum. To register, please return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that your National Federation area must be booked directly via the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships organiser: email@example.com
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships – Grächen (SUI)
The competition guide for the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships taking place in Grächen (SUI) is available on the UCI website. This publication includes all the helpful information should you wish to attend the event.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships
The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships will take place in Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) on 21-23 August 2019. General information and registration details are available on the organiser’s website under the ‘Masters’ section.
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 in 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.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 BMX Freestyle Park guide is available on the UCI website. TRIALS
2019 UCI Trials World Youth Games
The World Youth Games will be held in Wadowice (POL) on 9-11 August 2019. The competition guide is available on the UCI website.
|2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Regularly updated information concerning the 2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is published on the UCI website. Please ensure to check it regularly for official schedules and deadlines related to the series.
|2019 UCI BMX World Cup
The fifth and sixth rounds of the 2019 UCI BMX World Cup will be held in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on 8-9 June. The competition guide is available on the UCI website.2019 UCI BMX World Championships – Heusden-Zolder (BEL)
The 2019 UCI BMX World Championships competition guide is now available on the UCI website.
|BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland judging information
BMX Freestyle will be the first judged cycling sport at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. What does BMX judging entail? A full explanation is available on the UCI website.2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup – Montpellier (FRA)
The second round of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup will be held in Montpellier (FRA), where a crowd of 600,000 spectators is expected over the course of five days to enjoy BMX Park and BMX Flatland competitions. The competition guide can be found on the UCI website.
|Report on the first two rounds of the Para-cycling Road World Cup
The first round of the Para-cycling Road World Cup took place on 9-12 May in Corridonia (ITA). 308 riders from 41countries took part in this event, whose route was one of the toughest in recent years.The following week, 16-19 May, the second round of the Para-cycling Road World Cup took place in Ostend (BEL). The event set a new participation record with 369 riders from 43 nations. Despite the route being much flatter than in Italy, it was no less tricky, with strong winds making it challenging.
Final round of the UCI World Cup in Baie-Comeau
The final round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup will take place on 8-11 August 2019. The registration period will be 3-17 July. Any late registration will incur a fine of CHF200 per athlete, in accordance with article 16.20.006.
Furthermore, please remember to complete and return this form as soon as possible, in order to book your hotel and transport via the organising committee.
INDOOR CYCLING 2019 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup
Three of this season’s seven rounds have already taken place, the most recent in Mücheln (GER) on 18 May.The series will now take a break for a few months, before resuming in late August.
2019 UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup
The third round of the World Cup will be held on 25 May in Merelbeke (BEL). The competition programme, and documents relating to rider registration, can be found on the UCI website.
The 2018 UCI Rankings trophies in the Pair Women, ACT4 and Single Men categories will be awarded at the end of this event to the respective winning athletes. Any questions relating to this event can be sent to email@example.com.
2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
The World Championships will be held on 6-8 December in the famous St. Jakobshalle in Basel (SUI).
Helpful information can be found on the event’s official website.
All enquiries regarding this event should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series
As we get closer to the start of the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Poznan (POL), at the end of August, the month of June will feature four different UCI Gran Fondo World Series events providing athletes from around the world with an opportunity to qualify.It will kick off with the Tour of Cambridgeshire in Peterborough (GBR) on 1-2 June, followed by the Maraton Franja in Ljubljana (SLO) the following weekend of 7-9 June. North American riders will then see UCI Gran Fondo World Series events hosted in San Luis Potosi (MEX) at the UCI GF San Luis Potosi on 8-9 June, and at the Blue Mountains Granfondo on 15 June in the province of Ontario (CAN).
For more information regarding the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please do not hesitate to visit http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/.
CYCLING FOR ALL
Let’s celebrate World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2019!
In April 2018, the UCI and its member National Federations celebrated the official announcement from the United Nations (UN) declaring the adoption of World Bicycle Day. Held on 3 June, World Bicycle Day is a moment to promote cycling in all forms, and the contribution the bicycle makes to our everyday lives – as a mode of transport, a healthy form of recreation and a competitive sport.The UN is encouraging individuals and organisations around the world to use the day to promote the bicycle as a tool to support sustainable development, strengthen education, promote health, prevent disease, and promote tolerance. The UCI therefore recommends that all National Federations take part in this day of celebration. The objective is to highlight key initiatives and actions being delivered to promote cycling within various nations.
In Aigle, the UCI will be hosting a public event at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), in collaboration with the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Switzerland. Schoolchildren and adults alike will have the opportunity to participate in a series of fun and engaging cycling activities and witness the skills and speed of the UCI WCC’s own talented trainee athletes. Messages regarding the benefits of the bicycle and other worldwide celebrations will also be shared throughout the day on several UCI digital platforms; to help us build content, please do not hesitate to share any planned activities in advance with the UCI (by contacting email@example.com) or by including #WorldBicycleDay in your posts.
We are certain that the second edition of World Bicycle Day will be bigger and better than the first, and look forward to supporting you with the promotion of any planned activities.
2nd UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum – Save the date!
After the first UCI Bike City Forum in Milan (Italy) in 2018, the UCI is pleased to confirm initial details regarding the organisation of the next UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum in 2019.
The international conference and knowledge-sharing event will take place in Paris (FRA) on 12-13 November, at the Paris City Hall. The Forum will once again bring together cycling leaders from around the world for a full day of discussion on the future of active mobility. A specific knowledge-sharing and networking event will then be hosted on the second day for current and potential future UCI Bike Cities and Regions. Watch this space for more updates in the coming months!
To receive updates on registering for the Forum, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1999, Shimano has been the Official Neutral Assistance Partner of the UCI and the UCI World Cycling Centre. Shimano, a family-owned multinational company, are the market leaders in bicycle components.
This UCI partner has recently opened the “Shimano Experience Center” – the perfect place for testing Shimano’s cycling components, whether on a short visit, a longer break or even a business meeting with a difference.
The centre is based in Valkenburg in the Dutch province of Limburg, a few strides away from the Cauberg, a legendary cycling location, featured in road races such as the Amstel Gold Race, the Vuelta Ciclista a España and the Tour de France
The place breathes nature and outdoor activities. The main building is surrounded by bike-friendly routes and fun mountain bike trails. A vast array of Shimano high-end products are on display in this half-museum, half-training centre. Visitors can enjoy virtual cycling experiences and try out real-world high-end test bikes.
The centre has been designed to attract, both novices, giving them the best start and guidance, and seasoned amateurs and professionals looking for an all-inclusive experience. The facility includes a hotel, a bike-fitting room, a cycling shop and workshop. The “SHIMANO Experience Center” is open to the public and to teams seven days a week.
For more information and to book, visit their website.
SPOTLIGHT ON…ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION
The UCI is a global leader in the fight against doping, and our efforts in this area are ongoing. Supported by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the fight against doping is a key element of the UCI’s Agenda 2022. With his appointment onto the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Foundation Board, UCI President David Lappartient continues cycling’s major contribution to this important area.
The UCI, in collaboration with the CADF, puts considerable emphasis on prevention through its Anti-Doping Education Programme, which aims to positively influence choices made by riders – particularly the younger generation – and their support staff.
Anti-Doping Education initiatives
To keep riders and their entourage up-to-date with anti-doping matters and help with education and prevention, the UCI:
strongly encourages all National Federations to promote the use of the eLearning platform ALPHA– which includes courses on anti-doping for riders, coaches and doctors – among all their licence holders;
strongly encourages all National Federations to distribute the documentation available here to its licence holders;
regularly updates the Clean Sport section on the UCI website;
conducts Webinars, in collaboration with the CADF, on whereabouts obligations for riders included in the UCI Registered Testing Pool;
mans an Outreach booth at various events;
educates all athletes training at the UCI World Cycling Centre;
celebrates Play True Day (10 April in 2019) via a social media campaign to raise awareness of the fight for clean sport.
Seminars and presentations for National Federations
To ensure National Federations are up-to-date with current anti-doping issues, the UCI has held different seminars and presentations in parallel with Continental Championships and Confederation Congresses, most recently on the Asian and American continents.
During the ACC Road Cycling Championships in Tashkent (UZB) in April, approximately 30 Asian National Federations were represented at a UCI anti-doping seminar led by Justin Lessard, Legal Counsel for the UCI’s Legal Anti-Doping Services (LADS). He outlined:
the roles and responsibilities of all parties in the fight against doping;
the basics of the Anti-Doping Rules;
the Results Management process;
the Education initiatives that can be put in place by National Federations to prevent doping.
The Japan Cycling Federation then presented its anti-doping education initiatives in Japan.
An interactive quiz, “Play True”, was also part of proceedings with over 50 riders taking part, enabling them to learn about key aspects of anti-doping and giving them the opportunity to ask questions.
In early May, following an anti-doping presentation in Panama at the end of 2018, a second event was organised during the COPACI Congress and Continental Road Championships in Hidalgo, Mexico. Some 40 attendees benefitted from:
advice on how to introduce education and prevention tools and initiatives;
a presentation from the Unión Ciclista de la República Argentina on their anti-doping initiatives including the obligation for Junior riders to complete the ALPHA e-learning course;
a presentation from USA Cycling about education initiatives implemented in the USA and Canada, including how to effectively display information on a National Federation website.
All National Federations will shortly receive a questionnaire relating to their anti-doping education initiatives. The data gathered will provide LADS with important information to provide the best possible support to National Federations in order for them to develop anti-doping education programmes.
National Federations eligible for the UCI Solidarity Programme may be able to apply for funds to request an Anti-Doping Seminar for clubs and staff in their respective countries. More information will be available soon in the National Federations Newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact the UCI Legal Anti-Doping Services (LADS@uci.ch) should you have questions or require more information.
UCI WCC CORNER
The dedication of the UCI World Cycling Centre trainees and their coaches continue to pay dividends as our athletes clock up impressive results on the international scene.
BMX: UCI World Cup victory
The first round of the 2019 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, Great Britain, saw the UCI WCC women take charge of proceedings: Simone Christensen (DEN) claimed her first ever World Cup victory and with it the red number plate of the overall points leader. Meanwhile Great Britain’s Ellie Featherstone, at just 17, was awarded the black number plate for the highest-ranked Junior.
Unfortunately, a crash in round two the following day meant Simone could not confirm her result of the previous day, but Ellie Featherstone continued to out-ride her fellow Juniors, finishing 16th overall in round 2.
A top-ten finish for Simon Marquart (SUI) in round 1 in Manchester confirmed the form he had demonstrated in round 3 and 4 of the UEC European Cup two weeks earlier in Zolder, Belgium, where he finished third and second respectively.
In rounds three and four of the UCI World Cup in Papendal (NED) Simone Christensen made both finals, finishing fourth and seventh on the two days of competition. Congratulations also go to Japan’s Sae Hatakeyama, who finished 9th and 11th in the two rounds. Meanwhile Yoshitaku Nagasako also made the final of round three, finishing eighth.
Road: Continental title
After second overall and a stage win at the Princess Maha Chackri Sirindhorn’s Cup „Tour of Thailand“, Teniel Campbell continued her successful streak at the Pan American Continental Road Championships in Hidalgo (MEX), at the beginning of this month. The young rider from Trinidad and Tobago claimed the continental title in the time trial and came third overall in the road race, winning the Under-23 category.
Congratulations to our Eritrean trainee Henok Mulueberhan, who took first place in the mountain classification at La Ronde des Combattants 2019 in Verdun (FRA).
Mountain bike: on track for Tokyo 2020
Namibia has secured a starting spot for the mountain bike race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games thanks to Alex Miller’s excellent third place – behind U23 UCI World Champion Alan Hatherly – at the African Continental Championships in Windhoek (NAM). Alex arrives at the UCI World Cycling Centre this month to continue his training and Olympic preparation.
Meanwhile another UCI WCC trainee, Japan’s Akari Kobayashi, finished second at the Argovia Vittoria Fischer Cup in Lostorf (SUI).
Mechanics and coaching courses
It is still possible to register for:
Mechanics Level 3 training course: 5-17 August (information and registration)
Coaching Level 3 Diploma course: 9 July – 2 August (information and registration)
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