MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Just before the month of August got under way, I was privileged to attend the last stage of the 2019 Tour de France on the Champs-Elysées. This spectacular evening finish brought the curtain down on an exciting three weeks during which we were treated to unexpected twists, extreme weather conditions and last-minute changes in the general classification.
While in Paris, I took part in a meeting of the UCI’s Event Appeal Working Group, which strives to ensure our sport is attractive, credible and fair. It is a pleasure to work with such a motivated group of people, and there is no doubt that we are on the right path to increasing the already widespread appeal of cycling. Furthermore, we conducted a public consultation which generated a great deal of interest, with more than 22,300 fans from 134 countries on the five continents expressing their opinion on the current state of road cycling and their expectations with regard to its future development.
I spent the first two days of August at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games where track cycling, road cycling and BMX were on the programme alongside 38 other sports. This multi-sport event attracted 6700 athletes to the Peruvian capital. My visit coincided with the track cycling events, and I was impressed by the standard of racing, including that of our own UCI WCC trainees. Their results from Lima can be found in the UCI WCC Corner section of this newsletter.
It is now the turn of para-cyclists (road and track) to compete in Lima, at the 2019 Parapan American Games. Running from 23 August through to 1 September these Games see 1900 para-athletes from 33 countries competing across 16 sports.
The entire cycling family was shocked and saddened by the death of Belgium’s Bjorn Lambrecht after a crash on stage 3 of the Tour de Pologne. At only 22 years of age, he was already making his mark on cycling and he was taken from us far too early. The week after his tragic accident, I travelled to his home town of Knesselare for the funeral of this extremely promising and popular rider of the Lotto-Soudal team. He will be greatly missed. Again my condolences to his family, his relatives and the whole Lotto-Soudal team as well as his Manager John Lelangue.
Back in Europe, I was pleased to be able to witness some of the road races at the UEC Road European Championships held in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, from 7 to 11 August. Organised for Junior, Under-23 and Elite riders, this event demonstrated the depth of talented cyclists on the continent, not only among the Elite but also within the younger generation coming through.
With more and more events being organised for non-licensed and amateur riders, it was my pleasure to take part in the official opening of one such event not far from the UCI headquarters in Switzerland. The Tour des Stations offers three different routes through the Swiss Alps and attracts motivated climbers: the longest route measures 220km with 7,400m of climbing! This year the organisers launched the Alpine Cycling Festival in parallel with the Tour des Stations, highlighting the economic and tourism benefits of cycling events.
Twenty-one teams from seven different nations have been validated as UCI Cyclo-cross Teams for the 2019-2020 season. It is possible to consult these teams here.Welcome to the eight newly-formed UCI Cyclo-cross Teams: Experza Pro Cx, Group Hens – Maes Containers and Iko – Crelan (BEL), A.S Bike Crossteam and Team Podiocom Cc (FRA), Cannondale Cyclocrossworld (USA), Ccc – Liv (NED), Cycling Cafe‘ Racing Team (ITA).Publication of UCI Cyclo-cross rankings
The current UCI Cyclo-cross Individual Rankings are those established after the end of the 2018-2019 season. They are valid for the start order and any other decisions concerning the UCI Cyclo-cross events organised up until the first update on Tuesday 17 September 2019. As for previous seasons, the UCI Cyclo-cross Rankings will then be updated every Tuesday until the end of the 2019-2020 season on 25 February 2020. Please note that the points table for Men Junior has changed, with the number of riders receiving UCI points increasing from five to ten. For the new Women Junior category, UCI World Championships, Continental Championships and possibly National Championships will bring UCI points for the Women Elite UCI Cyclo-cross individual ranking.Kick-off of the 2019-2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
The 2019-2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will kick off in Iowa City (USA) on Saturday 14 September 2019. Eight days later, the second round will be contested in Waterloo.For more information on these events, please consult the UCI website.Riders’ registration for these events can only be carried out by the National Federations for the Men Elite and Women Elite categories. For both events, the Online Rider’s Registration system will open and close as below: #SOCIALMEDIA
BMX FREESTYLE World Urban Games
National Federations are informed that the first edition of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) World Urban Games will take place in Budapest (HUN) on 13-15 September 2019.
This new multi-sport event unites several sporting disciplines suited to the Urban landscape, providing access to competition in a games environment for athletes. The BMX Freestyle Park speciality has been included in the first edition of these Games. The Games will offer high-quality competitions, with the goal of attracting the best riders in the discipline for both men and women. The BMX Freestyle Park competition has been registered on the UCI calendar, classified as ‘regional games’.
For more information, please see the games website: https://wugbudapest.sport/en
For more information, or if your Federation has riders wishing to participate, please contact the Organising Committee directly: INFO@WUGBUDAPEST.SPORT
UCI WCC CORNERUCI WCC ATHLETES – Excellent results from mid-May to mi-August 2019!Road Group – Women – UCI Women’s Team
Our WCC Team continues to perform well, most notably:
- Marlen Reusser (SUI): 1st place at the European Games in Minsk (BLR) and 3rd place overall at the BeNe Ladies Tour 2019 in Utrecht (NED)
- Teniel Campbell (TTO): 1st place at the KBE Feminin de Belle Isle en Terre (FRA) and a silver medal in the women’s individual time trial road at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima (PER), plus two other 1st places at the Prix de Présilly (FRA) and the Chrono de Chaniaz (SUI).
Teniel Campbell is now preparing for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (GBR). She is aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which would allow her to become the first female cyclist from her country to take part in an Olympic Games.Road Group – Men
After a period of evaluation and adjustment at the beginning of this year, the men’s road group made good progress with some strong performances, particularly from our Eritrean athletes:
- Biniam Ghirma Hailu (ERI): 3rd place in the first stage and 5th in the second stage of the Vuelta Ciclista Bidasoa Itzulia (ESP)
- Henok Mulueberhan (ERI): 2nd place in the Tour de Berne (SUI) and the GP de Chamoux-sur-Gelon (FRA)
- Yacob Debesey (ERI): 1st in the Martigny-Mauvoisin (SUI) race, 2nd on the fourth stage of the Vuelta Cilista a León (ESP) and 3rd place at the GP de Chamoux-sur-Gelon (FRA)
- Carlos Samudio (PAN): 4th overall at the Vuelta Ciclista a León (ESP) and victory at the GP de Chamoux-sur-Gelon (FRA)
Three athletes from the group went to train in Trexlertown (USA) at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. During the summer, this centre hosts many competitions which offer our athletes the opportunity to earn points and to compete against athletes from around the world, with many national teams also in “T-Town” over this period. Our athletes have had several successes in T-Town, as well as at other events in Europe:
- Jai Angsuthasawit (THA): 2nd in the Men’s Keirin at the May BRL All Stars and Fastest on Wheels competition; 1st in the Keirin (19.07), and 3rd in the individual sprint (18.07) at the International Piceno Sprint & Ascoli GP (ITA)
- Jaïr Jestyn Tjon En Fa (SUR): 2nd in the men’s individual sprint during the Fastest on Wheels competition at Trexlertown (USA), 1st in the individual sprints on 18 July and 20 July at the International Piceno Sprint & Ascoli GP (ITA)
- Amber Joseph (BAR): 1st in the points race and the omnium at the International Sprint Piceno & Ascoli GP (ITA)
- Nicky Degrendele (BEL): 1st in the Keirin on 19 and 20 July at the International Piceno Sprint & Ascoli GP (ITA)
- Miriam Vece (ITA): 2nd in the 500m time trial, setting a new Italian record and 3rd in the sprint race at the European Junior and U23 Track Cycling Championships (BEL), 1st in the sprint race on 18 July and 2nd on 20 July at the International Piceno Sprint & Ascoli GP (ITA) and 3rd in the women’s 500m time trial at the European Games in Minsk (BLR).
Well done to our Junior athletes for their excellent results at the UCI Junior Track World Championships at Frankfurt (Oder), Germany:
- Tsuyaka Uchino (JPN): gold medal in the points race
- Catalina Soto Campos (CHI): silver medal in the scratch
- Youngkyun Park (KOR): bronze medal in the omnium
The BMX women athletes have distinguished themselves with outstanding results in the following competitions:
- Simone Christensen (DEN): 1st place in the King of Prague (CZE) race, 3rd place in Elite category during the first round of the UCI BMX World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FRA), 3rd place at the 2019 UEC BMX European Championships (LAT) and won the 2019 Qiansen Trophy, Chifeng City (CHN).
- Ellie Featherstone (GBR): 3rd in the Junior category at the 2019 UEC BMX European Championships (LAT) and 2nd in the 3rd round et 3rd in the 4th round at the Swiss Cup in Grandson, Switzerland
Congratulations to Agustina Cavalli (ARG) who finished 2nd in the Junior category at the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships in Heusden-Zolder (BEL)!Simon Marquart (SUI) won the 1st round and placed 3rd in the 2nd round of the 2019 Qiansen Trophy, Chifeng City (CHN).Mountain Bike
Athletes in this group have also achieved strong results, especially at the Asian Mountain Bike Championships held in Kfardebian (LBN):
- Rina Matsumoto (JPN): 1st place
- Natalie Panyawan (THA): 2nd place
- Akari Kobayashi (JPN): 2nd place in the Junior category
The Japanese team finished 2nd in the team relay at these Championships.National Championships
Congratulations to our athletes who won their national championships!
- BMX – Simone Christensen (DEN), who already has several victories to her name this season, won the Elite title at the National Championships in Copenhagen
- Mountain bike – Alex Miller (NAM) was crowned National Champion in the Men Elite category at the National Mountain Bike Championships held at Farm Windhoek and Karen Fernandes Olimpio (BRA) and Rina Matsumodo (JPN) both won their MTB National Championships in the Women U23 category and Akari Kobayashi (JPN) won in the Junior category.
UCI WCC TRAINING – Still places left!
This training course, held over a day and a half at the UCI World Cycling Centre, was designed as part of the UCI WCC training programme. It focuses on the health and wellbeing of our athletes and is aimed at people close to the athletes such as parents, coaches, soigneurs and health professionals. The main topics covered are: massage, injury prevention, recovery techniques, team travel and a soigneur’s duties.Places are still available for the workshop being held on 29-30 November 2019 and the registration form can be found on the link below. National Federations interested in hosting this workshop in their country are invited to send their request to email@example.com.Information about this training: Athletes welfareMechanic training at the UCI WCC
There are still some places left on the final mechanics‘ course – Level 2 (Technician) – which will take place on 25 November-7 December 2019 at the UCI WCC in Aigle.Experienced mechanics can register for the Level 4 (Master) residential course that lasts for 3 months.Information about these courses: Mechanics‘ courses at the WCC
Registration and official documentsThe official convocation for the 2019 UCI Congress, taking place on Friday 27 September in Harrogate, Great Britain, will be sent shortly by email and post to all affiliated National Federations. We kindly remind you that the composition of your delegation must be submitted to the UCI via the reply slip provided by 12 September at 12.00 noon (CET) at firstname.lastname@example.org.All official documents concerning the 2019 UCI Congress, including the agenda, congress file and the registration form are available on the National Federations’ Extranet.UCI Official Gala Dinner
The UCI Official Gala Dinner will take place on Saturday 28 September at 20.00 at the Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2SY. Please note that there are only 100 places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (one per National Federation). You will be able to sign up online as part of the registration for the UCI Congress which will be sent out shortly.Accreditations and UCI VIP Lounge
In addition to registration for Congress, National Federations must request accreditation and access to the UCI VIP Lounge for the delegation attending the 2019 UCI Congress through the dedicated platform. The system will close on Saturday 7 September at 12.00 noon (GMT+1).For any other requests pertaining to the event, please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.New National Federation Presidents
Mr Pablo Quintana was elected as new President of the Uruguayan Cycling Federation for the period 2019-2023. We wish Mr Quintana great success in the work to be undertaken for the development and promotion of cycling in his country in the coming years.
Furthermore, we would kindly ask all National Federations to inform the UCI of any changes to their Executive Boards; this will help maintain a reliable line of communication with the UCI. Please inform the International Relations Department at email@example.com of any new appointments or modifications.
UCI: Reorganisation of the Sports and International Relations Departments
The UCI’s Agenda 2022 commits the UCI to several projects that are fundamental to the future of our sport, including the first UCI Cycling World Championships, the reform of men’s and women’s professional road cycling, track cycling and cyclo-cross, and the introduction of new disciplines including e-cycling, pump track and E-mountain bike. In order to meet all of these ambitious challenges, several changes have been made to the structure of our Sports Department.
From 1 September, Piers Jones will take the position of Olympic Games and Major Events Director. In this role, he will devote a great deal of his time and energy to preparations for the Olympic Games – including the Youth Olympic Games – and the first UCI Cycling World Championships which will bring together the World Championships for the UCI’s various disciplines, and which will see its first edition held in Glasgow and Scotland in 2023. He will also be in charge of the integration of e-cycling.
Also from 1 September, Peter Van den Abeele, Deputy Sports Director and Head of Off-Road, will take on the role of Sports Director. After a career as a professional rider (BMX, cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road), Sport Director of both men’s and women’s road teams, and 15 years‘ experience with the UCI, he has a supreme knowledge of our sport and its administration.
With regards to the International Relations Department from 1 September, Vincent Jacquet will join as Head of International Relations. A specialist in sporting activities that promote social cohesion and a former National Technical Director of the French Cycling Federation, Vincent has a broad international network of contacts, particularly in Africa, and possesses all the skills required to successfully implement the many development and solidarity programmes in conjunction with the current International Relations Department team. To further support the UCI’s commitment to supporting National Federations, Nathalie Clerc joined the Department on 1 August as International Relations Manager. She joined the UCI in 2013, previously working in the International Relations Department before joining the Executive Office of the President and Director General.
The 5th edition of the UCI Gala will take place on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin, China. The ceremony, which will conclude both the 2019 UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour, will be held just hours after the arrival of the Tour of Guangxi.
A letter of invitation will be sent to the people concerned. We are looking forward to seeing you all at this prestigious and festive evening.
Call for bids – UCI World Championships
At the last Management Committee meetings, the UCI has awarded an unprecedented number of World Championships. Indeed, all UCI Road World Championships and UCI Mountain Bike World Championships have been awarded for 2020-2024 and we will ensure that all 2020-2024 UCI World Championships across our Olympic disciplines will be awarded by September 2019. This allows our National Federations – and we are pleased with this situation – to be perfectly prepared given the five years they have to plan. The awarding of so many events also demonstrates the popularity of our flagship events.
In view of this success, and in the spirit of transparency for all stakeholders, we have launched a call for bids to host the following UCI World Championships in June 2019:
- UCI Cycling World Championships: 2027
- UCI Road World Championships: 2025 and 2026
- UCI Track Cycling World Championships: 2025 and 2026
- UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: 2025 and 2026
- UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships: 2024
- UCI BMX World Championships: 2025 and 2026
- UCI Urban Cycling World Championships: 2021, 2022, 2024 and 2025
- UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships: 2026 and 2027
- UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships: 2022
- UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: 2022 and 2024
- UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships: 2023 and 2024
- UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships: 2023 and 2024
- UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships: 2022 and 2023
- UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships: 2023 and 2024
- UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: 2024
If you wish to apply to host one of these UCI World Championships, please send a letter of intent from you, and one from a governmental authority (city, regional, canton or state), by no later than 15 September 2019. All letters received will be examined at the UCI Management Committee meeting being held in September 2019 during the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (GBR). Decisions on allocations will then be taken at the UCI Management Committee meeting in September 2020, after a complete application file has been received and a contract signed with the UCI.
Please note that supporting letters, to be submitted no later than 15 September 2019, are compulsory for any application to host one of the events listed above.
To send your supporting letters, or if you require more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
One month before the start of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, it is time to ensure you have completed, or are up-to-date with, everything required with regards to:
- your visa request (if necessary),
- your travel booking,
- your accommodation booking,
- your accreditation requests on the dedicated platform (deadline: 7 September, 12.00 noon (GMT+1))
- your requests for the UCI VIP Lounge on the dedicated platform (deadline: 7 September, 12.00 noon (GMT+1))
- the registration of your riders and sports managers via the online registration system – Deadlines: 7 September 12.00 noon (GMT+1) for all events except the Men Elite individual time trial and the Men Elite road race; 15 September 12.00 noon (GMT+1) for the Men Elite individual time trial and the Men Elite road race
All official documents concerning the 2019 UCI Road World Championships can be found on our website:
- Qualification system
- Information Bulletin
- Participation Quotas
- Technical Guide (to be published in the first week of September)
UCI Junior Conference
The 2019 UCI Junior Conference will take place during the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (GBR), on Wednesday 25 September from 16.30 to 18.00. As every year, distinguished guests will be in attendance to inspire the junior riders and advise them on how to make the most of their sport. Invitations will be sent to National Federations shortly. All junior riders registered for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships must attend. Race numbers for the road races will be distributed at this event.
UCI VIP Lounge: reminder
National Federations, UCI professional and women’s road teams as well as organisers (UCI WorldTour, UCI Women’s WorldTour, UCI Men and Women Junior Nations’ Cup and UCI Nations’ Cup U23) have received invitations to register their request for access to the UCI VIP Lounge. We kindly remind you that the deadline to register your request to access the UCI VIP Lounge through the dedicated platform (http://uci.getyourevent.online) is 7 September 2019 at 12.00 noon (GMT +1). Past this deadline, additional requests will not be accepted.
Please note that for National Federations, the President and General Secretary have priority access.
The user guide to register your request to access is available on the platform (menu “UCI VIP Lounge” then “VIP – Guides”). We kindly invite you to check the General Information Bulletin if you have any doubts about the 2019 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Yorkshire (GBR).
For any questions regarding the UCI VIP Lounge, please contact email@example.com.
The Oderhalle Velodrome in Frankfurt (Oder) hosted the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships on 14-18 August. An impressive 300 athletes (189 men and 111 women) from 48 nations took park in the different events over the five days of competition.
The mythical 4 minutes’ bar for the men’s team pursuit was crossed for the first time in the junior category by three teams during these World Championships with the new World Record set in 3 minutes 58 hundredths and 793 thousandths by the team of Germany.
The German national team won the most medals with 5 world titles and 4 silver medals. They were followed in the medal table by New Zealand and Greece with a total of 4 and 2 medals respectively.
Full results can be found here.
The updated records can be found here.
2019 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships
The 2019 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships will take place on 12-19 October at the velodrome in Manchester (GBR).
Registration is open, and tickets are on sale here.
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 are available here.
Quotas (SP, KE, OM, MA) – Tuesday 17 September 2019
Quotas for the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will be published on 19 September 2019at 12.00 (CET).
They will be based on the UCI Rankings of 17 September 2019, in accordance with Article 3.4.005 of the UCI Regulations.
A table summarising the registration opening and closing dates for UCI events can be found here.
Documentation for Organisers – Guide to Hosting International Track Events
An organisation guide for all track event organisers has recently been published. Its aim is to help competition organisers in the planning and implementation of international track events.
The document can be found here.
It is currently available in English only.
The Official Competition Guide for the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, showcasing the disclipines of Trials, BMX Freestyle, and BMX Flatland, is now available on the UCI website. It contains all the necessary information concerning the event.
Regularly updated information concerning the 2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is published on the UCI website. Please ensure you check it regularly for official schedules and deadlines relating to the series.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz
The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz will take place in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada from 28 August to 1 September 2019.
We kindly ask you to take note of the following:
- UCI Nations’ Forum – 27 August 2019 – 17.45:
- The Nations’ Forum will take place during the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships on Tuesday 27 August at 17.45 in Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, room “Cap-Tourmente”. We request a maximum representation of two people per team to attend the UCI Nations’ Forum. Please return the form with the delegation name to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening Ceremony – 28 August 2019 – 19.00:
- The Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 28 August at 19.00 on the competition site. Further information will be communicated by the Organising Committee at the team managers’ meeting.
- Presentation of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz – 30 August 2019 – 17.30:
- The presentation of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will take place on Friday 30 August at 17.30 at Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Room « Cap-Tourmente ».
- E-Mountain Bike – Procedure:
- Only the E-bike engines listed in the competition guide will be allowed to start.
- Riders registered for the World Championships in E-mountain bike are requested to complete the following questionnaire.
- Schedule: available with all information. Note a change on Friday 30 August 2019.
- Competition guide available with all information
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships
The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will take place in Grächen, Switzerland on 22 September 2019.
- Riders’ Registration:
- From 4 to 11 September 2019 via the UCI website
- National Federations’ areas:
- Via the organiser; please contact: email@example.com
- Via the organiser; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Competition guide contains all necessary information for this event.
2019 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships
The 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships took place in Waregem, Belgium on 15 August 2019.
The event was organised by Citymountainbike which also stage the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup powered by citymountainbike.com.
Waregem is a well-known venue, having hosted Class 3 XCE events on the UCI International Mountain Bike Calendar from 2012 to 2016 before becoming a stop on the UCI World Cup circuit in 2017 and hosting the City Mountain Bike Festival in 2018.
You can find the news and full results on the UCI website.
Famous for its motorsport race track Circuit Zolder, the municipality of Heusden-Zolder in the north-east of Belgium welcomed the UCI BMX World Championships, from July 23 to 27, at Circuit Zolder’s BMX track. With 3495 entries in the Challenge classes and 236 BMX racers in the Championship classes, the UCI BMX World Championships held in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, goes down as the biggest edition in recent times. In the Elite Women category, American Alise Willoughby won the gold medal. In the Elite Men category, Dutchman Twan van Gendt was crowned world champion.For more information on this event, please consult the UCI website.BMX World CupNational federations are advised that the competition guides for the final 2 events in the 2019 UCI BMX World Cup (Rock Hill – USA, 13 and 14 September, Santiago del Estero – ARG, 28 and 29 September) are available on the UCI web site here.
Information for Cyclo-cross Commissaires
A note has been sent to UCI Cyclo-cross Commissaires to highlight and explain the changes made to the UCI Cyclo-cross Regulations and to remind them of some good practices. This document can also be useful for National Federations, Teams and Organisers. It is available here: note for UCI Cyclo-cross commissaires.
2019 UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships
The Masters UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will be organised on 29-30 November 2019 in Mol (BEL), the same venue as the last three years. The registration system is already open and will close on 26 November 2019.
The riders must be born in 1981 or before, as the categories this year will start with the 35-39-year age group.
2018-2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup: best event
Hoogerheide Provincie Noord Brabant (NED) was elected “Best Event of the 2018-2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup”. The Dutch venue traditionally hosts the final round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. Last season, this Dutch round took place on 27 January 2019. It was the 14th time Hoogerheide organised a round of the UCI World Cup.
The Organising Committee, led by Jan Prop, will stage a round of the 2019-2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup on 26 January 2020 as well as the 2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
The final of the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup was held in Baie-Comeau, Canada, on 8-11 August. 205 riders from 33 countries took part in the event. It was a very good participation level for this event, held outside Europe, that counts towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Emmen (NED)
The 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships will take place on 12-15 September in Emmen, the Netherlands. Registration will close on 21 August at 12:00 CEST. Please register all your riders before the registration system closes. The procedure is available here.Late registrations will incur a fee of CHF200 per athlete, as stipulated in Article 9.2.062 of the UCI Regulations.With regards to media coverage, the Organising Committee will produce daily highlights in Dutch, bringing together the best moments of each day of competition. The highlights will be available on the organiser’s website.Classification
We would like to remind you that athletes who need to go through classification before an event must make themselves available from the first day of classification. The dates and locations of classifications have been available since the beginning of the season on our website.As a result, requests for a change of classification date will not be accepted. Athletes who fail to attend at the date and time shown on an event’s classification schedule will not be allowed to be classified, and therefore not allowed to participate.
The athletes who must attend classification prior to an event are:
- New athletes who do not appear on the UCI’s classification list
- Athletes with the sport class status „review“
- Athletes with the sport class status „review 2019“ or earlier
This information can be found on the UCI’s classification list available here.
The third and penultimate round of the 2019 Artistic Cycling Cup was held in Bokod, Hungary, on 10 August. No fewer than 69 competitors from 10 nations took part in the five different event categories.The results are available here.2019 UCI Cycle-Ball World Cup
The 2019 Cycle-Ball World Cup season will resume with the 4th round that will be held in Grosskoschen, Germany, on 31 August.2019 UCI Cycle-ball Commissaires‘ Seminars
The Commissaires‘ Panel appointed to Cycle-ball at the next UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships met for a seminar at the Category A event in Austria, the Internationales Radbalturnier Alpencup, on 29-30 June.This seminar focused on teamwork and communication within the panel, in order to standardise the arbitration and create good cohesion among the group ahead of the Championships in December.Videos taken during the first day of competition were analysed and worked on during the debriefing and consolidation session that was held the day after the matches.
The feedback was very positive from all the participants, who appreciated this chance to prepare for the future Championships together.New UCI Indoor Cycling Coordinator
The UCI is delighted to welcome Kim Woelke to strengthen its Indoor department.
Kim is German and is very familiar with Artistic Cycling: she competed at a high level for a number of years and has worked as a coach for 10 years within different national bodies.
Her skills will be very useful to the UCI in carrying out the discipline’s development projects, as well as to the entire Indoor Cycling community, especially through her work with ongoing projects.
Kim can be contacted by email at: email@example.com
In preparation for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships which will place in Poznan (Poland) from 28 August to 1 September, the official Riders’ Guide which has been prepared by the local Organising Committee is now available on the official event website.From the individual time trials on the opening day of competition, to the Opening Ceremony on Friday evening and the road races on the final day, there will be plenty of action, excitement and emotion in Poznan. This promises to be a true festival of cycling, with a children’s race and the international Bike Show taking place over the same weekend.For any questions regarding the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, please do not hesitate to contact the UCI Cycling for All team or visit the official event website.2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series off to a start in September 2019
The 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series will see a rapid start in September 2019 with the cities of Vancouver and Whistler organising the RBC GranFondo Whistler qualifier event one week after this year’s UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Poznan (Poland). The Canadian qualifier will take place on the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships course, providing riders with the opportunity to test the circuit, which will start in Vancouver and finish in Whistler.Amy’s Gran Fondo, a longstanding stopover of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, will kick off qualifiers in Oceania in Lorne (Australia) on 15 September.Also in September, the new Coast to Coast event in Costa Rica will take place on 28-29 September, and will allow riders to discover routes between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Olympic Games Qualification Process
The Olympic qualification processes and qualification periods are specific to each discipline, depending on the calendar of qualifying events. Regularly-updated Olympic qualification rankings are available on the UCI’s website under each discipline’s ranking tab. Once the final ranking has been published, the UCI will inform each NOC (with the NF in copy) of the number of quota places available to them. Quota places must be accepted and confirmed within the required deadline, or they will be reallocated to the next eligible NOC.
Final Qualification Ranking publication dates:
- Road – 22 October 2019
- Track – 2 March 2020
- Mountain Bike – 28 May 2020
- BMX Racing – 2 June 2020
- BMX Freestyle – 12 May 2020
The full qualification documents for all Olympic disciplines can be found on this link.
Paralympic Games Qualification Process
For the Paralympic Games, the end of the qualification period is 7 June 2020, when further quota places will be allocated based on the UCI Combined Nations ranking.
NFs are reminded that quota places allocated via the UCI Nations ranking from 31 December 2018 can only be used if the relevant NPC has at least one athlete per allocated gender slot entered in one of the following competitions:
- 2019 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships
- 2019 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships
- A round of the 2019 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup
- 2020 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships
- 2020 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships.
The full qualification documents for all Paralympic disciplines can be found on this link.
IOC Athletes’ Commission – Candidature
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission serves as a link between the athletes and the IOC. The members of this Commission play a leading role in the development of the Olympic Movement and serve across many other IOC Commissions. This Commission is composed of elected and appointed members representing a range of nations and sports, both summer and winter.
Elections are held at each edition of the Olympic Games to fill four posts with four athletes from four different countries. The IOC has opened the candidature process for the next election cycle. The voting will be held during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, and every athlete competing at the Games will be eligible to vote.
This is an opportunity for riders to play a leading role in representing the needs of athletes and to further the influence of cycling in the Olympic Movement. Successful candidates will serve a term of eight years as an IOC member.
Please find below the main application criteria:
- A candidate must have competed at either Rio 2016 or Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
- A candidate must come from a country not already represented on the IOC Athletes’ Commission (Ineligible nations due to existing members – CAN, GER, HUN, RUS, KOR, NZL, FIN, USA, CHN).
- The respective National Olympic Committee (NOC) must have an Athletes’ Commission, but the candidate does not need to be a member of this commission.
- A candidate must be nominated by their NOC (please note it is not possible to be nominated directly by their National Federation).
Candidates must have completed the application form and had it ratified and submitted by their NOC by 9 September 2019. Eligible athletes should discuss this opportunity with their National Federation and their NOC in the first instance.
Additional information can be found in the information bulletin.
Olympic Track Equipment registration procedure
UCI Agenda 2022 set out the objective that all athletes compete on a level-playing field by allowing fair access to equipment.
All NFs will have received details of the newly-implemented procedure (see here) for the registration of equipment to be used during the Olympic Games track cycling competitions.
The UCI Track Equipment Registration Procedure, which details the process to be followed to register the track equipment to be used during the Games, aims to guarantee that any equipment that will be used at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will have been previously:
- used during at least one of the first four rounds of the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup;
- available for purchase by any athlete who wishes to use it;
- inspected by the UCI Equipment Unit and found to comply with the technical specifications of the UCI Regulations.
The UCI has therefore set up a system for registering and verifying the equipment to be used during the Olympic track events, the details of which are set out in the following document.
Should you have any questions regarding the procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the UCI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this procedure only applies to the track cycling discipline and does not apply to the Paralympic Games.
At the request of several National Federations, the upcoming Elite National Commissaire (ENC) courses are scheduled to take place as following:
- Road ENC course in French: 28 November-1 December in Tenero, Switzerland (email@example.com),
- Road ENC course in English: 28 November – 1 December in Tenero, Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- MTB ENC course in French : 24-27 October, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France (J.PITAVY@ffc.fr),
- Track ENC course in English: 31 October – 3 November, Frankfurt, Germany (Falk.Putzke@bdr-online.org)
In order to attend, candidates must be proposed by their National Federation and be a National Commissaire licence-holder (UCI Regulations, Article 1.1.052bis). For more detailed information relating to the course, please contact the relevant organiser.
Yorkshire, which received the UCI Bike Region label in 2017, is planning to celebrate the 2019 UCI Road World Championships with an interactive festival of cycling. The organisers of Yorkshire 2019 are striving to deliver the: ‘most inclusive, innovative and inspiring UCI Road World Championships ever’.While towns and villages along the route are set to celebrate the thrilling competitions, numerous Cycling for All events are planned in Harrogate, the spa town that is the central location for the Championships. British Cycling are set to host Ready, Set, Ride and Go-Ride events in the official fan zone. Ready, Set, Ride provides expert tuition, helping teach children how to ride and learn the basic skills of cycling. For older children, Go-Ride provides a safe environment to introduce children to racing and advance their skills. An action sports area will also host professional parkour, BMX and Trials displays, while a pump track will also be open to children.In order to promote cycling as an educational tool and opportunity to raise awareness amongst children, the 2019 Road World Championships organisers have also put together educational packs for primary and secondary school teachers, which link the UCI World Championships and cycling in all forms to the UK national curriculum.Finally, members of the public will have the opportunity to cycle the same roads as the elite riders during the Official Sportive taking place on 22 September.
With less than a year to go before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, riders are on the hunt for qualification points, while organisers and officials are turning their attention to the technical details. With this in mind, test events are programmed for all five cycling disciplines, and the first of these – for road – took place on Sunday 21 July.
Nine national teams and 11 UCI Teams and Japanese teams travelled to Tokyo for this important event, which is part of the Ready Steady Tokyo series, and saw riders tackle a 179km course – modified from the men’s official 2020 distance of 234km – with an elevation gain of 3700 metres and taking in the Olympic route’s decisive climbs: Doshi Road, Kagosaka Pass and Mikuni Pass. In terms of results, Diego Ulissi of Italy won the gold medal, his teammate Davide Formolo took silver, and Nans Peters of France claimed the bronze.
The competition gave the UCI and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee the chance to test numerous aspects of the event, notably, the technological improvements introduced since Rio 2016.
The next Tokyo 2020 test events will be held for mountain bike on 6 October 2019, for BMX Racing on 12-13 October 2019, for track cycling on 11-12 April 2020 and for BMX Freestyle also on 11-12 April 2020.
For more a more detailed account of this event, please consult the article published on the UCI website.
Our aim is to spread the message that whoever you are, wherever you live, whether you ride competitively or for fun… when you get on your bike, you feel good!
“Ride and Smile” is the tag line of this short video which addresses the world cycling community and projects a positive image for cycling that should inspire the younger generation, and unify all cyclists, disciplines, nations and stakeholders.
We invite all our National Federations to join the campaign by adding their logo to the video’s pack shot (final still image with the Ride and Smile tag line). By directly associating yourself with this positive message, you will strengthen your image with cyclists, fans and all stakeholders.
To have your logo included on the pack shot, please send it in vectorised EPS format to email@example.com.
We have established a toolkit with all the elements of the campaign, as well as guidelines for those requiring assistance and advice on how best to use social media to pass on our Ride and Smile message.
The video includes numerous sequences featuring children, adults, leisure riders, competitors and Elite cyclists. All demonstrate how cycling makes them happy. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it by clicking here: https://youtu.be/Ekeei0sAZxU
With 2 billion bike-users throughout the world, we already have a huge base of cyclists but, as outlined in the UCI’s Agenda 2022, we want to build on this with this latest communications initiative. We are delighted to share this message with you and sincerely hope you will help us spread the word.
Let’s ride and smile together!