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Dear Members,

Before moving onto October news, I would like to say how delighted I was to see so many National Federation representatives at our UCI Congress in Yorkshire, Great Britain, in September. Meeting during the week of racing at our UCI Road World Championships, we affiliated two new National Federations, Samoa and Maldives, bringing the total number of National Federations to 196, as well as approved some important initiatives, not least the award of 10 more UCI World Championships and four new UCI Bike Cities. A summary of announcements made can be found in the press release we sent out at the end of Congress.

A little over two months after the official opening of our first European UCI World Cycling Centre satellite in Anadia, Portugal, it was a pleasure to welcome a delegation from Portugal – including the President of the Federacão Portuguesa de Ciclismo Delmino Pereira and my Management Committee colleague Artur Lopes – to the UCI World Cycling Centre on 3 October. It was an opportunity to discuss activities since the opening and plan future activities.

As you know, the route of the 2020 Tour de France was unveiled in Paris on 15 October. It is always a special occasion to witness the announcement first-hand, and I was happy to be part of the ceremony for this 107th edition which sees the Grand Départ return to France, more precisely Nice. While in Paris, we had a meeting of the Event Appeal Working Group which continues its efforts to render our sport even more attractive to all.

I again met with the world’s leading sports representatives at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Doha, Qatar, on 17-18 October. This meeting brought together more than 1000 delegates from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), NOCs, IFs and Organising Committees.

Further on in this newsletter, you will discover the recipients of the awards presented at our UCI Cycling Gala in Guilin, China, yesterday. This magnificent ceremony and celebration of our sport was held on the evening of the last day of the Gree – Tour of Guangxi and the Tour of Guangxi Women’s WorldTour  These two events bring the 2019 UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour to a close after yet another magnificent season. Congratulations to all these athletes that kept us on the edge of our seats all season!

David Lappartient
UCI President

2019 UCI Congress
The 188th annual UCI Congress took place on 27 September in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in Great Britain, during the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Representatives of 108 of the UCI’s member National Federations were in attendance. The event, which covered a whole day, gave National Federations the opportunity to gather information on all of the UCI’s activities and was much appreciated.Two new members joined the UCI at the 2019 Congress: participants voted in favour of the official affiliation of the Samoan Cycling Federation and Bike Maldives. This brings the number of National Federations affiliated to the UCI to 196. The aim is to reach 200 by 2022, in line with the Agenda 2022.The Congress also awarded the UCI Merit, a distinction in recognition of people who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to cycling, to two former UCI Presidents, Mr Brian Cookson (GBR) and Mr Pat McQuaid (IRL), President of the Saint-Vincent-and-Grenadines Cycling Union, Mr Trevor Bailey (VIN), and, President of the Malta Cycling Federation, Mr John Zammit (MLT).The Congress also approved modifications to the UCI Constitution and the new composition of the Ethics Commissions. Full details of the day are available on the UCI website, as well as the special edition of the UCI Newsletter which details the modifications to the UCI Constitution.The UCI Congress presentation can be consulted on the National Federations’ Extranet.

National Federations: newly elected Presidents

Two new Presidents have been elected to lead their National Federations.

Mr Shigemitsu Sakuma was appointed President of the Japan Cycling Federation and Mr Nurlan Smagulov took the position of President of the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation. The Turkmenistan Cycling Federation has elected Mr Dovletgeldi Annayev as President and the Cycling Federation of Brunei Darusslam recently elected Mr Pg Anak Hj Abdul Yam as President.

We wish them success in the work to be undertaken for the development and promotion of cycling in their respective countries in the years to come.

Erratum: In last month’s edition of the UCI Newsletter, it was announced that Mr Zakari Djibo had been elected President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria; he had in fact been elected President of the Cycling Federation of Niger.


2019 UCI Cycling Gala – road cycling’s best honoured in Guilin
The 5th UCI Cycling Gala took place today in Guilin, China, bringing together numerous stars of men’s and women’s professional road cycling, including the Men Elite road race UCI World Champion Mads Pedersen (DEN), winner of a race contested in atrocious weather, as well as the UCI World Champions for road para-cycling. The ceremony brought the 2019 season to a close on a festive note, celebrating the highlights of the discipline over the last 12 months and rewarding riders who have stood out.List of 2019 UCI Cycling Gala award winners:2019 UCI Road World Championships, Yorkshire (Great Britain)

  • Men Elite road race UCI World Champion: Mads Pedersen (DEN)
  • Women Elite road race UCI World Champion: Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
  • Men Elite individual time trial UCI World Champion: Rohan Dennis (AUS)
  • Women Elite individual time trial UCI World Champion: Chloé Dygert (USA)
  • Team time trial mixed relay UCI World Champions: the Netherlands.

2019 UCI World Ranking (Men)

  • Best rider: Primož Roglič (SLO)
  • Best team: Deceuninck – Quick-Step (BEL)

2019 UCI Women’s WorldTour

  • Best rider: Marianne Vos (NED)
  • Best young rider: Lorena Wiebes (NED)
  • Best team: Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (NED)

2019 para-cycling season

  • Best handbike (H) division athlete: Andrea Eskau (GER)
  • Best tricycle (T) division athlete: Jianxin Chen (CHN)
  • Best cycle (C) division athlete: Ricardo Ten (ESP)
  • Best tandem (B) division athlete: Emma Foy et Hannah Van Kampen (NZL)

UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot

Victor Campenaerts (BEL) – 55.089km on 16 April 2019 in Aguascalientes (Mexico)

UCI President’s Award

Greg LeMond (USA), for the 30th anniversary of his UCI Road World Championships – Tour de France double

Fans’ Award

Beefeaters’ sequence (at the 18th stage of the 2019 Tour de France).

For more information on the UCI Cycling Gala, please consult the UCI website.

2019 UCI Road World Championships
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships took place in Yorkshire, Great Britain, from 22 to 29 September 2019, with a participation of 1072 riders representing 67 nations. The riders faced challenging courses that delivered worthy champions. The UCI would like to congratulate all the National Federations’ staff and athletes on their achievements during the week, especially in the face of harsh weather conditions.The week was marked by the success of the Netherlands who won the title of World Champion in the inaugural version of the Team Time Trial – Mixed Relay on the opening day of the UCI Road World Championships. Annemiek van Vleuten also gave the Netherlands a gold medal in the Women Elite Road Race. Coupled with other strong performances, they took home the Best Nation trophy for having won the 2019 ranking by nations.The USA was very successful with three gold medals thanks to Chloe Dygert for the Women Elite Individual Time Trial, Megan Jastrab in the Women Junior Road Race and Quinn Simmons for the Men Junior Road Race. The future looks bright for the young American team.Finally, in driving rain, Mads Pedersen created a huge surprise as he became the first ever Danish UCI Men Elite Road Race World Champion.Further information, all the news and results are available on the UCI website.

For the first time, we would kindly ask for your feedback regarding this edition of the UCI Road World Championships as it is important to improve the event from year to year. Your feedback is important for us, with this in mind, please send your comments to

UCI Road World Championships feature first ever Team Time Trial – Mixed Relay
The inaugural world title in the Team Time Trial – Mixed Relay event was awarded at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (Great Britain). The right to wear the first rainbow jersey in this speciality went to the Netherlands, who took the gold medal ahead of Germany and Great Britain.

The UCI Road Worlds 2019 team time trial mixed relay featured 11 teams (10 countries and one mixed nationality team from the UCI World Cycling Centre) doing two laps of the 14-kilometer circuit, the first by a trio of men, and the second by a trio of women. The winning team completed the course at an average speed of more than 43 km/h.

The event, which was very well received by the participants, the public, and the media, will be moved to a different day at next year’s World Championships to encourage the participation of more national federations and time trial specialists. Further information on this will be provided in due course.

List of teams eligible for the award of 2020-2022 UCI WorldTour licences and the UCI ProTeams qualified for 2020 UCI WorldTour events
The UCI has published the list of teams that have met the sporting criteria set out in articles 2.15.011a and 2.15.011b of the UCI Regulations. The full list is available on the UCI website.

Reform of Track Cycling
At its last meeting in Harrogate, Great Britain, the UCI Management Committee endorsed the progress made in the new organisation of track cycling.The reform of track cycling is structured around the transformation of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup into the UCI Nations’ Cup, the shift of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships to (northern hemisphere) autumn and the creation of a new and innovative commercial circuit, formatted for television and to conquer new audiences.The UCI Nations Cup will comprise three rounds, each organised in a different region of the world: one in America, one in Europe or Africa, and one in Asia or Oceania. These rounds will take place from 2021 – as part of the 2020-2021 season – before the discipline’s UCI World Championships. They will comprise three days of competition, broadcast live. The sporting programme common to each of the three rounds will be made up of the following specialities for men and women: team pursuit, team sprint, individual pursuit, individual sprint, keirin, kilometre (men) / 500m (women), Madison and Omnium. Other events may feature on the programme.As for the new commercial circuit, this will concentrate on short events, to make it more accessible and attractive to the largest possible audience. It will take place in the period following the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Its first edition will mark the beginning of the 2021-2022 season. The events featured will be the following, for men and women: individual sprint, keirin, elimination race and Scratch. The format of the events will be adapted to become shorter and more dynamic. It is at the end of the preceding UCI World Championships, that the riders to participate at all rounds of the circuit will be selected: the Worlds will identify the 18 best sprinters and the 18 best riders of bunched events for both genders. If the riders feature in several rankings, the vacant places may be awarded through wildcards.For further information, please contact

2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Quotas (sprint, keirin, Omnium, Madison) – finalised on 17.09.2019
The quotas valid for the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup are available here.

A 48-hour extension will be given when the online registration period ends to accommodate any late entries, though they will be subject to a fee of 200 CHF payable to the National Federation, in accordance with Article 3.4.009.

We would like to remind you that once this period has ended any unused quotas will be automatically reallocated, without the National Federation in question being asked to provide any confirmation. As in previous seasons, when a quota has not been used by a qualifying nation, the nations occupying the following positions in the UCI Ranking on 17 September 2019 will be given the opportunity to register an athlete. The first five reserve nations are displayed in the table of quota (R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5). The Individual Ranking has been used to establish the quotas for the individual sprint, keirin and omnium. The Nation Ranking has been used to establish the quotas for the Madison.

Registration of riders and staff

Online registration for participating riders and staff members for the opening two rounds of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup (Minsk and Glasgow) has now closed. The lists of entrants are available here.

Registration dates for the following rounds of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup are outlined below:

  • Hong Kong (HKG), 29 November-1 December 2019: registration period open from 12:00 (CET) on Monday 28 October 2019 to 12:00 (CET) on Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • Cambridge (NZL), 6-8 December 2019: registration period open from 12:00 (CET) on Monday 28 October 2019 to 12:00 (CET) on Sunday 17 November 2019.
  • Brisbane (AUS), 13-15 December 2019: registration period open from 12:00 (CET) on Monday 28 October 2019 to 12:00 (CET) on Sunday 24 November 2019.
  • Milton (CAN), 24-26 January 2020: registration period open from 12:00 (CET) on Monday 16 December 2019 to 12:00 (CET) on Sunday 5 January 2020.

When registering staff members, please ensure that the team leader’s contact details (telephone number and email) are entered correctly so that we can contact them quickly if required.

Rider confirmation

We would like to remind you that after registering online, riders must confirm their participation at the Rider Confirmation meeting held at the velodrome. In accordance with article 3.4.009, any declaration made after the deadline will be subject to a 300 CHF fine. Similarly, should a team that has registered for the competition fail to attend, they may be subject to a 300 CHF fine.
You will find the times and locations of these meetings in the respective information bulletin for the various rounds, which can be found here.Eligibility
In order to be eligible, athletes must have obtained a minimum of 250 UCI points either in the Qualification Ranking as of 17 September 2019 or in the last updated Ranking, in accordance with article 3.4.004. Rankings are updated every Tuesday.Measures for enhancing safety
The UCI and the Track Commission wish to put a series of measures in place with a view to enhancing safety at UCI competitions, particularly to reduce accidents around the track and in the security zone. Further information on the measures taken will be provided at the first round of the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track World Cup.
2020-2021 UCI International Track Calendar – registration form and instructions

The procedure for registering for events on the 2020-2021 UCI International Track Calendar and the corresponding form will be sent to National Federations in early November. National Federations must send their duly completed forms to by 15 December 2019.

All documents will be made available on the UCI extranet.

2020-2021 UCI Track Teams – Registration via UCI DataRide
UCI Track Teams must register for the 2020-2021 season via the UCI DataRide platform. Instructions on how to do so will be sent to all the teams at the start of November.The period for registering via UCI DataRide will open on Friday 1 November. All necessary procedures should be completed by the registration closing date, which is Monday 17 February 2020.New teams should contact to obtain their login details in order to register via UCI DataRide.
2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships

The 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will be held between 6 and 10 November in Chengdu, China.

National Federations are reminded that the competition guide for the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships is available on the UCI website.

It contains all the necessary information including registration procedures and deadlines for the BMX Freestyle Park, BMX Flatland and Trials disciplines. Please note that a special derogation is in place which enables National Federations to register an unlimited number of riders per discipline and category.

UCI Online Registration System for the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships:

  • will open on 30 September 2019, 12:00 CET;
  • will close on 25 October 2019, 12:00 CET.

Please note that to hold two separate Junior competitions (Men Junior 20” and Men Junior 26”), the minimum number of riders per category is 12. If this quota is not reached in one of both categories, they will be merged to create one single Junior category.

For further information, please contact

2019 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, welcomed the very first edition of the UCI Pump Track World Championships. Sponsored by Red Bull, the event took place on 18-19 October and saw the participation of nearly 100 riders from 27 nations. Tommy Zula (USA), in the Men Elite category, and Payton Ridenour (USA), in the Women Elite category, were crowned the first UCI Pump Track World Champions of the discipline.

Pump Track is very accessible in terms of both participation and organisation of races. This makes it an excellent off-road training ground and an ideal pathway into cycling in different regions throughout the world. Participants are usually mountain bike or BMX specialists. For more information, please contact

You will find the results and news on the UCI website.

2020 UCI Mountain bike Teams
The 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Teams registration procedure via UCI DataRide is being sent to the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike Teams and National Federations in October with the platform opening on 1 November 2019. Should you be interested in registering a team, please send the following information to
  • Team name
  • Contact person
  • Email of the team
  • Nationality of the team

The registration and payment deadline is 15 January 2020.

The application criteria for UCI Mountain Bike Teams is as follows:

  • A UCI Mountain Bike Endurance Team can apply for a registration only if the team is ranked with a total point of 75 in the UCI endurance team ranking calculated as per article 4.13.002.
  • A UCI Mountain Bike Gravity team can apply for a registration only if the team is ranked with 1 point in the gravity team ranking calculated as per article 4.13.002.
The rules relating to the UCI MTB Elite Team and UCI MTB Teams can be found in Chapter XIII and XV respectively of Part 4 of the UCI Regulations.
2020 UCI BMX World Championships
The 2020 UCI BMX World Championships will take place between 26 and 31 May 2020 in Houston, USA. The schedule for this event has been published on the UCI website.
UCI BMX Freestyle Forum for National Federations
The UCI will once again host a forum for National Federations concerning topics relating to BMX Freestyle during the 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships and will be held on 5 November from 15.00 to 17.00 at the Longemont Hotel, in Chengdu, China. Further information regarding the Forum can be found in the information bulletin  available on the UCI website. Each National Federation may register a total of two delegates to attend.For further information, please contact
2019/2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
The second round of the 2019/2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup took place in Waterloo, USA, and saw Eli Iserbyt (BEL) win the Elite Men’s race for the second time this season and Katerina Nash (CZE) emerge victorious in the Elite Women’s.Bern, Switzerland, was the playing field for the third round of the 2019/2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup and saw Eli Iserbyt (BEL) ride to victory in the Elite Men category and crowned Anne Marie Worst (NED) in the Elite Women race.
UCI Cyclo-cross Training Camp
The Cyclo-cross discipline continues to grow as demonstrated by the training camp held between 1 and 6 October 2019 at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland.A record 12 nations were represented at the six-day camp, which is held annually for young athletes in the discipline. The UCI WCC received 37 applications for the camp, from which it made a final selection of 20 who are training under the expert guidance of Rudy De Bie, Belgium’s national coach for 15 years and now in charge of the youth movement for Cycling Vlaanderen, and Belgium’s current national cyclo-cross coach Sven Vanthourenhout, former Under 23 UCI World Champion and two-time bronze medallist at Elite level.Aged 16 to 19, the cyclo-cross riders – 9 females and 11 males – came from Switzerland, Germany, Luxemburg, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Israel and the USA.More details on this training camp can be found on the UCI website.
2019 UCI Trials World Cup
The UCI Trials World Cup came to an exciting conclusion with the third and final round of the series held in Il Ciocco, in Tuscany, Italy. There was quite an upset in the women’s event: defending UCI World Champion Nina Reichenbach from Germany ended up being overhauled at the top of the leader board by her Spanish rival Vera Barón, who rode to victory in Italy and scooped her maiden UCI World Cup into the bargain, at the tender age of 15. It can hardly be classed as a surprise result however, since the young cyclist has been grabbing the headlines ever since the start of the season. In the Men Elite – 20″, Borja Conejos came home ahead of fellow Spaniard Alejandro Montalvo (ESP), the latter making a couple of errors which cost him victory both on the day and in the overall World Cup standings. This was just Conejos’ first win of the year, but his consistency throughout the season saw him finish on top of the 2019 UCI World Cup standings. There was a more predictable outcome in the Men Elite – 26″, Great Britain’s Jack Carthy taking the spoils ahead of Frenchman Nicolas Vallée. Carthy has swept the board this season, bestriding his category like a colossus and winning every leg of the series.Check out here for all the results.Updated UCI Trials Rankings
The latest ranking was published on 15 October 2019. Dominik Oswald and Nina Reichenbach, both from Germany and recently crowned European Champions, are leading their respective rankings. The Frenchman Nicolas Vallée is leading the UCI Trials Men Elite 26’’ Ranking. The next ranking update will due on 12 November after the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.UCI Trials Men Elite 20’’ Ranking
1. Dominik Oswald GER 974
2. Alejandro Montalvo ESP 915
3. Thomas Pechhacker AUT 890UCI Trials Men Elite 26’’ Ranking
1. Nicolas Vallée FRA 1040
2. Jack Carthy GBR 1000
3. Vincent Hermance FRA 878

UCI Trials Women Elite (Open) Ranking
1. Nina Reichenbach GER 1116
2. Manon Basseville FRA 1010
3. Vera Barón ESP 735

You can consult the rankings on the UCI website.

Promotion of the Trials discipline
The trials discipline was showcased in spectacular fashion in Harrogate, Great Britain, with a demonstration prior to the UCI Congress and during the UCI Official Gala Dinner. Brit Jack Carthy, reigning UCI World Champion, gave an impressive display of his skills to enraptured audience.

Classification Forum Report
A forum on classification was held on 10 September 2019 at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Emmen (Netherlands). A total of 29 nations were represented at this important event, during which matters such as UCI research on classification, the updating of regulations, athlete behaviour in response to classification decisions were discussed along with a range of aspects administrative issues.The report from the forum (written in English) is available here.Classification Research Questionnaire
With the aim of improving the results of the UCI’s research into classification, the team heading up this project has compiled a questionnaire for National Federations and athletes.We would like to thank you in advance for responding to the questionnaire and passing it on to your athletes. Your collaboration is vital to the success of this project. The questionnaire is available here.
2020 online registration dates
The online registration dates for the rounds of the 2020 World Cup and the 2020 World Championships (road and track) are now available for you to consult here.We wish to remind you that, in accordance with Articles 9.2.062 and 16.20.006 of the UCI Regulations, late entries will be subject to a charge of CHF 200 per athlete. We would like to thank you in advance for complying with the registration deadline and thus preventing lengthy administrative procedures.C1 Track Para-cycling events at Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
The 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will include two new Class 1 Track Para-cycling events at the round in Glasgow (GBR) and Brisbane (AUS).The relevant information bulletins for these C1 events can be found by clicking the links below:

These documents are also available on the UCI website on the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup page.

UCI 2020 Indoor Cycling International Calendar
The UCI 2020 Indoor Cycling International Calendar is now published on the UCI website.2019 UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup
The last and final round of the 2019 UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup will take place on 30 November 2019 in Erlenbach (GER).The registration forms were sent out on 29 September 2019 by the organiser. The registration deadline is 29 October 2019.Please note that only qualified athletes can compete. The current ranking can be found on the UCI website. If you are unable to compete, please inform UCI Cycle-ball World Cup
The fifth round of the 2019 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup was held on 28 September in Stemwede, Switzerland, and saw RC Höchst 1 (AUT) win the final against RV Obernfeld 1 (GER).

As for the sixth round, it was held in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on 12 October. RMC Stein (GER)  won the final match against RMV Pfungen (SUI).  RC Höchst 1  is currently leading the UCI Cycle-ball World Cup ranking.

The 2019 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup season will continue on 2 November in Höchst, Austria, with the final being held in Möhlin (SUI) on 18 January 2020.

2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
The 2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships will be held in Basel, Switzerland between 6 and 8 December 2019.

We would kindly remind National Federations to register. Registration forms and the information bulletin are available on the UCI website.

Further information concerning the 2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships can also be found on the organisers’ website.

2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series events in November
The 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series continues in November with the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge. The event will take place on 29 November on the traditional course through the streets of Dubai (UAE), and whose start and finish is at the Dubai Autodrome.For more information regarding the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please do not hesitate to visit
Women in Cycling Guide now available
The Women in Cycling Guide was presented by the president of the Women’s Commission, Tracey Gaudry, at the UCI Congress in Harrogate (Great Britain) in September.The guide is now available in French and English on the UCI website.The aim of the guide is to help National Federations put together their women’s cycling development strategies.In drawing on the experience of the National Federations partnering the project, this document provides them all with guidance on the implementing of specific actions in support of women’s cycling.The guide will also be presented at the various UCI Sharing Platforms organised by Continental Confederations in the coming months.

 Upcoming events
ROAD          –           TRACK          –          MOUNTAIN BIKE

BMX RACING         –        BMX FREESTYLE         –         PARA-CYCLINGTRIALS         –          INDOOR          –          CYCLO-CROSS


UCI World Championships Candidatures
The UCI opened the bidding process for 27 UCI World Championships events in June 2019.For your information, the deadline for the events listed below has been extended to 1 December 2019, to allow more time to prepare letters of intent:
  • 2025 and 2026 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
  • 2024 and 2025 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships
  • 2026 and 2027 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
  • 2022 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
  • 2022 and 2024 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
  • 2022 and 2023 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships

If you are interested in bidding for the organisation of one of these UCI World Championships, we kindly ask you to send a letter of support from your National Federation and another from a local authority (city, region, district or state) by 1 December 2019 at the latest.

For your information, the following events are now closed for candidatures:

  • UCI Cycling World Championships: 2027
  • UCI Road 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 Junior Track Cycling World Championships: 2023 and 2024
  • UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships: 2023 and 2024
  • UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships: 2023 and 2024
  • UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: 2024

All the events will be awarded at the UCI Management Committee meeting in September 2020, once the UCI receives a complete bid file and signed contract for each candidature.

Should you require any further information, please contact


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Track cycling test event (CL1)
With the answers to the questionnaire that closed on 31 July having now been assessed, it has been determined that the following events will be on the programme at the Ready Steady Tokyo test event, to be held on 11-12 April 2020 at the Tokyo Olympic Velodrome.

  • Open: team sprint and team pursuit
  • Man: individual sprint and Madison
  • Women: keirin and Omnium

The test event programme will be available here soon.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Final Competition schedule
The provisional track event schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now available.

Road Qualification System – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The allocation of quotas for men and women road events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be calculated based on the UCI world rankings by nations on 22 October 2019 (results from 22 October 2018 to 22 October 2019).Both men and women UCI world rankings by nations have now been calculated and published on the ranking section of the UCI website.Ready Steady Tokyo Test events
October saw two test events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games take place in Japan for mountain bike on 6 October and BMX Racing on 12-13 October.Test events are typically held in the lead up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games to allow organisers to test their operations and to provide training for their staff and volunteers thus ensuring that all services are delivered to the highest standards during the Games themselves. The learnings from these events are used by the UCI and the organisers to optimise the athlete experience and also serve as an opportunity for riders to see the venues and visualise their own preparations for the Games.On 6 October, the Mountain Bike test event for Men and Women was held at the Izu Mountain Bike course. Izu is the venue for both mountain bike and track cycling during the 2020 Olympic Games, located around 130km from central Tokyo. The mountain bike course has been specifically constructed for the Olympic Games and this was the first opportunity for anyone to ride the full course. Riders from across the world gathered to discover the technical and physical challenges of the course. Rider feedback on the course was extremely positive, with many riders sharing their enthusiasm across social media. Switzerland prevailed with Jolanda Neff and Nino Schurter taking victories, but every rider’s sights will be set on being in Japan again next August to compete for the much-coveted Olympic titles.

The BMX Racing venue is situated in central Tokyo, as part of the Ariake Urban Sports Park, which will also host BMX Freestyle Park and skateboarding competitions during the Games. The course has been newly constructed, and test riding of the final track design was completed at the end of August as part of the homologation process.

Preparations for the event were hampered by the threat of a typhoon affecting the venue, which caused the schedule to be advanced so that the event was completed on Friday 11th October. The test event saw 72 riders from 20 nations compete. Feedback on the course shows that fantastic competitions can be anticipated next summer.

The UCI will continue to work with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee on all their preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games over the coming months.


UCI International Commissaire Courses

The UCI held two UCI International Commissaire courses at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.

The UCI Track International Commissaire course took place on 23-29 September, with more than 20 participants, half of which were women, from 16 countries.

The following week saw 10 trainees gain practical experience officiating at the “3 days of Aigle”, a CL1 track competition.

The UCI Cyclo-cross International Commissaire course, on 11-13 October, welcomed over 20 participants, seven of which were women, selected from 17 different countries.

The next step for the candidates of these two courses will involve taking a practical exam at an international event within 24 months of passing the theoretical examination for UCI international commissaires.

UCI BMX Elite National Commissaire Course
At the request of the Czech Cycling Federation, the next UCI BMX Elite National Commissaire course has been scheduled in Prague between 12 and 15 December 2019.

To take part, candidates must be put forward by their National Federation and be a National Commissaire licence holder ( as per article 1.1.052bis of the UCI Regulations). For more detailed information regarding the course, please contact the course organiser:

UCI Track International Commissaires Seminar
UCI International Commissaires, who have been appointed by the UCI to officiate at the major track competitions of the upcoming season (President of the Commissaires’ Panel, Starters and Judge Referees), were invited to attend the UCI Track International Commissaires seminar in Aigle, on 30 September and 1 October 2019. The objective of the seminar was to discuss various topics relating to the roles of the commissaire, to inform them of the latest rule changes and how to apply them.

UCI Road International Commissaires Seminar
The annual UCI Road Commissaires Seminar will be held in Geneva on 22-23 November 2019. The invitations will be sent out shortly to the concerned UCI road international commissaires at the same time as their 2020 road appointments at the beginning of November.


Four UCI Bike City Labels awarded in Yorkshire
Four new cities and regions were awarded UCI Bike City/Region status during the UCI Congress in Yorkshire, in recognition of their strategy for the development and promotion of everyday cycling and their commitment to the organisation of events on the UCI International Calendar. The cities and regions are Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Great Britain), Paris (France) and Tirol (Austria).Copenhagen (Denmark) – The Danish capital received the first-ever UCI Bike City label in 2008. Host of the 2011 UCI Road World Championships, the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, the UCI BMX World Cup in 2008 and 2009 and the UCI Track Cycling World Cup from 2007 to 2009, the city has a long tradition of organising major events. Copenhagen’s “2011-2025 Cycling Strategy” establishes numerous ambitious objectives to continue increasing the use of bikes. In the decade from 2009 to 2018, DKK 2 billion were invested in cycling projects. Today, it is estimated that 49% of trips to work and school are made by bike. Copenhagen’s population possess 672,000 bicycles – a figure that should increase by 100,000 between now and 2025.Glasgow (Great Britain) – Host of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2016 and 2019, Glasgow will organise the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, bringing together the World Championships for different cycling disciplines for the first time. The city has fixed an ambitious objective: that 10% of everyday journeys be made by bike by 2020. This is part of the vision “Create a dynamic cycling city, where cycling is accessible, safe and attractive to all”. Glasgow, which dedicates more than 10% of its allocated transport budget to active transport, has invested 15 million pounds sterling in cycling infrastructure projects since 2008. Measures continue to be made to expand the cycling network and increase the number of people cycling day to day, with the aim of reaching 400km of cycle paths between now and 2025.Paris (France) – Paris will organise the 2024 Olympic Games, with five cycling disciplines on the programme: road, track, mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle (Park). The promotion of active mobility and the development of cycling infrastructure play an important role in the French capital’s wider action plan to render Paris healthier and more ecological. The “2015-2020 Bike Plan” aims to reach a modal share of 15% for cycling in 2020, while the city’s aim to reduce air pollution sees the promotion of cycling as an essential tool. This five-year plan is financed with EUR 150 million. The creation of a cycle highway is underway, and the city has fixed the aim of reaching 1400km of cycleways in 2020, the same year that the network will also include 61km of two-way protected cycle-paths.Tirol (Austria) – A region famous among road cyclists and mountain bikers, the region of Innsbruck-Tirol hosted the 2018 UCI Road World Championships. Tirol’s regional government set up a strategy over several years to promote the use of bicycles, while cycling occupies a key place in the region’s tourism strategy, which is looking to develop long-distance cycle-paths, further increase the region’s offer in terms of cycling and use the 2018 UCI Road World Championships to promote Tirol as a cycling destination. The “Tirol by bike” campaign promotes cycling among inhabitants, with the aim of increasing the modal share to reach 14% in 2020. Each year, EUR 60 million are devoted to cycling infrastructure, while EUR 12 million are invested in cycling projects to improve cycle touring, training and cycling safety. The city of Innsbruck counts 130km of cycle paths, and the region of Tirol 800km.

New Cycling for All Toolkits
The UCI is pleased to announce that two new guides designed to support and develop cycling at all levels are now available to download from

These two new toolkits provide practical advice, steps, and case studies to help National Federations and cycling organisations grow and promote cycling in all forms, using proven examples of best practice.

UCI Mobility & Bike City Forum in Paris (FRA)
The UCI will host the second edition of the UCI Mobility and Bike City Forum on 12-13 November 2019 in Paris (FRA), at Paris City Hall. The objective of the 2-day conference will be to connect current and interested UCI Bike Cities and Regions, UCI advocacy and marketing partners, industry experts and National Federation representatives, in order to exchange on best practices and future perspectives in urban and active mobility. The detailed agenda can be found here.

To register, please reply to indicating your name, title and organisation by Friday 1 November 2019. While registration is free of charge, participants must organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the UCI Cycling for All team at


Tour Tahiti Nui: a stage race with an exotic flavour
Breath-taking scenery, a colourful local welcome and enthusiastic encouragements… the 25th edition of the Tour Tahiti Nui lived up to its reputation as the Tour de l’Amitié (Tour of Friendship).At the same time, the seven-day stage race in the South Pacific crowned some impressive emerging talent.Taking riders on a journey of almost 700km across the island of Tahiti and neighbouring Moorea and Bora Bora, the Tour Tahiti Nui left neither riders nor spectators indifferent. With four stages of more than 100km, an 18km time trial, two summit finishes and a final criterium in and around Papeete, the athletes certainly had their work cut out for them.It was the younger generation that shone through, with the final overall podium occupied by three Under 23 riders. Martiniquais Axel Carnier, riding for Papeete Cycling Club, was the favourite and didn’t disappoint.  In the leader’s yellow jersey from the third stage onwards, he finished in the stop spot overall followed by France’s Nicolas Breuillard (winner of the mountains classification) and Caledonian Rayann Lachenie. The local Tahitians also demonstrated their depth of talent with several riders in the top 10.All ages and categories race together in the Tour de Tahiti Nui, and this year saw two women participants, both of whom finished less than one hour behind the leading men over some 17 hours of racing.

Organised by the Fédération Tahitienne de Cyclisme, an Associate Member of the Oceania Cycling Confederation, the Tour de Tahiti Nui has multiple ambitions: to develop future cycling champions from Oceania, highlight French Polynesia as a magnificent cycling destination and boost the region’s tourism. The President of the Tahitian Federation Teva Bernadino is the brainchild behind the Tour, and he is as proud of the event’s cultural side as he is of its sporting side.

Where else does the post-race feed station consist of fresh fruit and coconuts? Where else can riders emerge from the wilderness to discover a turquoise lagoon? Where else are the roads so few and so narrow that the race caravan comprises essentially two-wheeled vehicles?

And once the racing is over, riders, officials and staff sit down together to share the typical Tahitian meal Ma’a as they talk over the day’s events.
The relaxed and friendly ambience – kin to a tropical family reunion – is what makes this event stand out and is the pride of Teva Bernadino.

For further information about this exotic stage race, contact


WADA: Publication of the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, along with the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.The list, established by WADA and incorporated in the UCI Anti-Doping Regulations, designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition.The 2020 list comes into force on 1 January 2020.Please make sure that all stakeholders, and in particular your athletes and their entourage are aware of the new 2020 List and its changes by consulting it online.To view the changes made in the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods as compared to the 2019 version, please see the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

Whilst, ultimately, the athlete is responsible for knowing what substances and methods are on this list and for the substances in his or her body, all must be done in this regard to help keep the sport clean.



Ride and Smile: join the campaign!
Launched during the Tour de France, the Ride and Smile cycling promotion campaign was in full swing during the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (Great Britain). Widely publicised on the UCI’s social media networks, it was also spread by many influencers, such as Chris Froome and Kate Courtney, and shared by cycling fans around the world with the hashtag #RideAndSmile. The campaign has already enjoyed great success, with the  ‘Ride and Smile’ video having already been viewed more than 2.3 million times. The campaign also benefited from widespread exposure in Yorkshire, particularly along the routes, in the fan zone and in the UCI Congress Hall.A number of National Federations have already joined the campaign, and we reiterate our invitation to all those who have not yet done so to publicise it in turn. This will allow you to promote our sport in your country and to encourage as many people as possible to ride a bike.How can you do this? It could not be easier: just send your federation’s logo (EPS format) to so that we can include it in the last image of the video. We will then send you the video including your logo, which you can then broadcast in its customized form. To help publicise the campaign on social media, we have also created a toolbox containing all the items needed for this as well as useful guidelines.


UCI World Cycling Centre recruits its first female apprentice mechanic
The UCI World Cycling Centre is currently training its sixth apprentice mechanic – and the first female to take on this three-year training programme within the centre’s walls.Fiona Cluzeau joined the UCI WCC’s workshop in August and will spend the next three years learning the ins and outs of the profession of mechanic alongside the centre’s professional staff.A competitive mountain biker before deciding to concentrate on skiing, Fiona was used to tinkering around on her bike but realised she wanted to have a better understanding of the bike and its intricacies.A one-week try-out at the UCI WCC workshop confirmed to her that this was the career path she wished to take. UCI WCC’S Manager Mechanic Alex Roussel was also sure of his choice of apprentice.“Fiona was quite simply the best candidate,” he said. “Yes, she is our first female apprentice mechanic, but we are seeing more and more women in the profession now, and in the bicycle industry in general. There is absolutely no disadvantage for a woman working as a mechanic, and we are very happy to have Fiona in our team.”

Fiona is aware that she is entering into hitherto male-dominated territory, and like many women has experienced the feeling of not being taken seriously as a customer in certain bike shops.

That is far from the case at the UCI World Cycling Centre.

“It’s all going really well,” she says. “The atmosphere at the UCI WCC is great and they got me working straight away with the cleaning and revision of the track bikes and city bikes.”

With only male colleagues in the UCI WCC workshop, Fiona is also the unique female in the classroom at the Ecole Professionnelle (professional school) in Lausanne, which she attends every Thursday for the theoretical part of her apprenticeship.

“At roll call on the first day, they called me up as Mr Cluzeau, and I had to correct them. Everyone was surprised at first but after that it was fine!”

Being the only female is not the only difference she has with her classmates: Fiona is the only one who is not working in a shop. One of the main differences is that she is not confronted with the sales side of the profession. On the other hand, she has much closer contact with the athletes than shop mechanics with their customers.

The day-to-day contact with young athletes training from the world over was an added incentive for the young mechanic, who after just a few weeks at the UCI WCC was delighted to be able to follow some of the road trainees on television as they raced at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Great Britain.

Her work will be varied, as the workshop is equipped with track bikes, road bikes, BMX bikes and mountain bikes as well as the city bikes that the trainee athletes use for commuting between their accommodation and the UCI WCC.

As well as training apprentice mechanics, the UCI WCC organises regular intensive short-term training courses for mechanics of different levels.

UCI Road World Championships, Yorkshire (Great Britain)
From the opening team time trial mixed relay to the last weekend of competition with the Elite road races, our UCI trainees pulled out all the stops as they measured up against the best international competition.

The six trainees (three men and three women) who made up the mixed WCC time trial team literally opened proceedings, as the first team to set off in this new innovative team event. By far the youngest team in the competition, they never let up and were not caught by the more experienced teams setting off at three-minute intervals behind them.

In the individual events, our athletes donned their national jerseys and enjoyed some solid results. Of particular mention are two top-20 finishes for Chile’s Catalina Soto Campos. After finishing 16th in the Junior Women’s time trial, the 18-year-old was in a two-rider break with Cédrine Kerbaol (FRA) in the Junior Women’s road race.  She was only reeled in by the bunch 2km from the finish, finally crossing the line in 17th place.

The same day our trainee from the Czech Republic Petr Kelemen, still only 18, spent more than 90 minutes in a small break of the Men’s U23 road race. Although growing from seven to 12 riders, the break was only caught some 58km from the finish.

Congratulations to all our trainee athletes, who have gained in experience from their week at the UCI Road World Championships.