MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

unnamed-25Dear members,

It has been a very busy month since the last newsletter, with the opening rounds of the UCI World Cups for mountain bike, mountain bike Eliminator, BMX Supercross, cycle-ball and para-cycling.

For road cycling, apart from the continued excitement of the UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour, it was a great pleasure for me to attend the Pan American Road Championships in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic.

The Federación Dominicana de Ciclismo and its President Jorge Blas Diaz did a fantastic job of organising this event, which saw the participation of 27 nations, a very positive turnout. I was very warmly welcomed by the National Federation and by my friend Pepe Pelaez, President of the Confederacion Panamericana de Ciclismo and my UCI Management Committee colleague.

The racing was of a very high level, and I was delighted to see some of the UCI World Cycling Centre’s former trainees excel, including three podiums, and victory for Jose Luis Rodriguez, from Chile, in the Men Elite individual time trial.

Very sadly, the first day of competition was marred by the death of Juan Fernandez Gonzalez, the mechanic for the Federación Cubana de Ciclismo. Our sympathy goes to his family, the Federation and Pepe Pelaez, who knew him very well.

While in Santo Domingo I had a meeting with the Minister of Sports Danilo Diaz and the President of the National Olympic Committee Luis Mejia Oviedo to discuss the state of cycling in the Dominican Republic and in particular the development of cycling for all.

At the request of the NFs at the last COPACI Sharing Platform our Head of Communications Sébastien Gillot conducted a seminar on communications and marketing. This was attended by all the NFs present at the competition and turned out to be a very positive and constructive session. A presentation that you can now find on the National Federations extranet.

On another subject, I was happy to give an interview to the World Anti-Doping Agency for their WADA Talks series and go over the fantastic progress the UCI has made in this area over the last few years. I invite you to watch the interview here.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Message from the President

UCI News: UCI DataRide, UCI logo

Sports:
Road – 2018 UCI Road Calendar – UCI Road Regulations changes – 2018 UCI Road Teams – 2017 UCI Road World Championships
Track – 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot report – 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships – 2017-2018 UCI Track Cycling World Cup
Mountain Bike – UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano – UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships – 2017 European Continental Championships
BMX Racing – 2017 UCI BMX Track Guide – 2017 UCI BMX World Championships
BMX Freestyle – 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup – 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships
Cyclo-cross – 2017-2018 UCI Cyclo-cross Teams
Trials – 2017 UCI Trials World Cup – 2017 UCI Trials World Youth Games
Para-cycling – Medical Diagnostics Forms – UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup
Indoor – Artistic Cycling, new world record – Indoor Cycling Worldwide Association
Mass Participation Events – 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series

Cycling for all – UCI Bike City Label

Spotlight on… Syria

UCI WCC Corner

We remind National Federations to consult their dedicated Extranet on a regular basis. Besides the possibility to register their events on the international calendar or their athletes for different UCI events, the Extranet provides access to numerous administrative and practical documents. It also contains all the previous newsletters.

UCI NEWS
UCI DataRide Project Update
We are now 4 months into the new results and ranking process and we have issued close to 600,000 UCI ID’s. If your Federation has not issued 2017 licenses with a UCI ID, it will need to in the coming weeks. More than 4,000 race results have been loaded across 450 competitions in all of our disciplines. We would like to extend our thanks to the Federations, the Commissaires, the timing companies and the organisers who have co-operated to make the launch a success.

The project team is seeing a gradual reduction in questions and we have just published a comprehensive trouble-shooting guide which can be found on the Federation and Commissaire extranets.

As we approach the peak of the European road season, the big challenge ahead will be the National Championships, notably mountain bike and road, over the next two months. In order to ensure that the results submission proceeds as smoothly as possible, please review the national championship registration documentation you submitted to the UCI Sports Department and inform the discipline co-ordinator of your exact program for your National Championships. Please do this at least 2 weeks before that Championships so we can ensure that UCI DataRide accurately reflects the schedule. Please also indicate if you are running combined category races. Note that training sessions will be held via the internet on 14 June 2017. If your Federation has not yet submitted results, please ensure you attend the session. More information will be posted on the Federation extranet.

We look forward to bringing you more news through the year.

UCI logo
We have noticed that many National Federations are still using the old UCI logo on their website and in several documents. If you do not yet have the new UCI logo, please request it from internationalrelations@uci.ch. We will be happy to send it in several formats so that you can make the necessary changes as soon as possible.

SPORTS
ROAD

2018 UCI Road Calendar
National Federations are kindly reminded about the 1st June 2017 deadline for submitting forms for the registration of 2018 road events onto the UCI Road International calendar.

UCI Road Regulations changes – May 2017
Some important regulations changes have come into force this month and should be brought to your attention – the key changes are explained in this letter.

2018 UCI Road Teams – Latest Regulations changes
As of the 2018 season, UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams must submit their bank guarantee via SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication). This system ensures a confidential, safe, and efficient processing of the data. The UCI Regulations have been amended accordingly. We strongly encourage teams to check the procedure with their bank as soon as possible in order to avoid any delay in sending the SWIFT bank guarantee before the registration deadline of 2nd October 2017.

UCI Continental and UCI Women’s Teams’ deadline for registration has been brought forward to 10th November, and the registration fee payment to 1st November. We invite National Federations to inform their 2018 candidate teams of these changes in order to ensure a smooth registration process. In the event of a delay, delay fees will be invoiced directly to the teams. We invite you to carefully check the changes made to Articles 2.17.033 and 2.17.040 of the UCI Regulations.

2018 instructions for the registration of UCI Road Teams will be available as follows:
Late June: UCI WorldTeams and UCI Professional Continental Teams
Early July: UCI Continental and UCI Women’s Teams
We invite you to contact us at road@uci.ch should you need further information.

2017 UCI Road World Championships
General information bulletin
The general information bulletin where you will find all the key information to help your National Team plan for the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen (Norway) will be published end of May.

Online Registration System
The Online Registration System for your riders will open on Monday 21st August 2017, 12:00 (CET).

We kindly ask you to please respect the following closing dates:
All events, except Men Elite: 3rd September 2017, 12:00 (CET)
Men Elite events: 10th September 2017, 12:00 (CET)
We would like to remind you that the quotas will be allocated based on the rankings of 15th August 2017.

With regards to the Men Elite category, the UCI World Rankings that will be used exclusively for the allocation of quotas as was the case last year for Doha, instead of the UCI WorldTour Ranking. The Qualification System has been published on the UCI website.

Follow vehicles in Junior Road Races
This year the Sport Directors will be allowed to follow their riders and provide technical assistance from their team vehicles if necessary for the Men and Women Juniors as for the other categories. Information on the allocation terms of these vehicles to the National Federations will be detailed in the Competitions Guide of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, which will be published in August.

Radio frequencies
All cycling teams, broadcasters, press, and others must apply for temporary permission to use radio equipment during the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen by submitting the form enclosed with equipment information. The form must be sent to firmapost@nkom.nono later than 1st August 2017. More details will be available in the general information bulletin.
TRACK

2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot – Hong Kong, China
The 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot took place in the Hong Kong Velodrome on 12th-16th April 2017.

Some 329 athletes (193 men and 136 women from 42 nations) took part in the various events over the five days of competition, which represents record participation levels (+20%) compared to the previous post-Olympic edition in 2013 in Minsk, Belarus (262 athletes).

Eleven different countries took gold and a total of 15 made it onto the podium. It is also worth noting that Malaysia won its first Rainbow Jersey thanks to Azizulhasni Awang in the Men’s Keirin event.

In total, 20 events were held, and the first-ever Women’s Madison brought gender parity to the Track programme. It was Belgium who won the event’s first world title with Lotte Kopecky and Jolien D’Hoore, ahead of Great Britain and Australia.

To the immense satisfaction of the Organising Committee, three evenings out of five were sold out, with more than 12,000 tickets sold in total.

The 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were therefore a great success, which was pleasing for all parties involved.

The election of the two Track representatives to the UCI Athletes’ Commission also took place during the Championships. Kristina Vogel (GER) and Kenny De Ketele (BEL) were elected and will represent Track for the next four years; more information can be found here.

The Championships will return to Europe in 2018 season, in Apeldoorn (Netherlands) on February 28th-March 4th; the press release can be found here.

2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships – Montichiari, Italy
Online Registration/Quotas
The discipline’s new generation will meet on 23th-27th August in the 250-metre velodrome that has already hosted the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in 2010. The velodrome also hosted the Juniors & U23 Track European Championships last year, as well as the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2011 and 2016.

Following the test event held at the 2016 World Championships, and in the manner of the Elite category, the 2017 edition will see a Women Junior team become World Madison Champions for the very first time.

Rider and staff registration
Online registration for participating riders and staff members in the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships must be completed between Monday 31st July and Sunday 13th August at 12:00 (CET) via the UCI Online Registration System.

The maximum quotas by nation and by event are available in the UCI Regulations – Part IX: World Championships (art. 9.2.022).

2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Update
The UCI has revealed the first four rounds of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Calendar:
Pruszków (Poland), 4th – 5th November
Manchester (UK), 10th – 12th November
Milton (Canada), 2nd – 3rd December
Santiago (Chile), 9th – 10th December
Click here for the press release.

Detailed competition programmes for the various rounds will be published on the UCI website as soon as they are confirmed. However, we are in a position to inform you that the programme at each round will feature, at the very least, all the Olympic disciplines and the Madison (men and women). Competitions should take place over the course of two days, with an extra day being added should the organiser wish to add additional events.

Quotas (SP, KE, OM, MA)
Quotas will be finalised and published on 15th September 2017, 12:00 (CET). They will be based on the UCI Individual Ranking.

Rounds five and six
At the time of writing, only four rounds have been announced. The UCI is still in the process of contacting potential organisers with a view to staging two additional rounds in January 2018.
MOUNTAIN BIKE

2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano
The downhill season of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano opened in Lourdes, France, for the third consecutive year. After sun throughout the week and during most of the final competition on Sunday, a storm moved in to dash the hopes of the final riders in the Elite Men’s race.

You can find the report of the event on the UCI website.

After this kick-off, we are pleased to inform you about the next events’ registration schedule as per the dates below:
Nove Mesto Na Morave (CZE): 4th May 2017 – 15th May 2017, 12:00 CET
Albstadt (GER): 11th May 2017 – 22nd May 2017, 12:00 CET
Fort William (GBR): 18th May 2017 – 29th May 2017, 12:00 CET
Leogang (AUT): 25th May 2017 – 05th June 2017, 12:00 CET
Vallnord (AND): 15th June 2017 – 26th June 2017, 12:00 CET
Please find below some useful links for rider registration:
Online registration system
Registration deadlines
Online registration for UCI Mountain Bike World Cup events in accordance with Article 4.5.003

2017 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Singen (GER)
The Competition Guide, programme, and registration deadlines for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships taking place in Singen (GER) will be published shortly on the UCI website.

In the Competition Guide, you will find all the useful information you might need if you want to attend the event as a rider or spectator.

2017 European Continental Championships – XCO-XCE-XCR
The 2017 European Continental Championships will take place on 27th-30th July 2017 in Darfo Boario Terme (ITA) – the venue has changed from what was previously announced.
BMX RACING

2017 UCI BMX Track Guide
You can now find the 2017 UCI BMX Track Guide here.

2017 UCI BMX World Championships
Competition Guide
You can now find the competition guide for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships here.

Reminder of the registration deadlines via the online system:
29th June 2017 – 13th July 2017, 12:00 CET
Publication of entry lists for all categories on: 14th July 2017.

Reminder – Accreditation Deadlines
National Federations are reminded that the accreditation system for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill (USA) is now open. The system will close on 11th July 2017 at 12:00 CET.

Type Maximum Number of accreditations
President of N.F 1
General Secretary of N.F 1
Officials from N.F 1
Accompanying of Officials from N.F 1
Press Officer 1
National Technical Director 1

Team Staff – Championships Categories
Team Manager – Championships 1
Team Assistants – Championships 3
Coach – Championships 2
Mechanic – Championships 2
Doctor – Championships 1
Paramedic Assistant – Championships 2

Team Staff – Challenge and Masters Categories
Team Manager – Challenge and Masters 1
Team Assistants – Challenge and Masters 15
Coach – Challenge and Masters 2
Mechanic – Challenge and Masters 2
Doctor – Challenge and Masters 1
Paramedic Assistant – Challenge and Masters 2
Maximum total 40

UCI BMX Teams
Type Maximum Number of accreditations
Coach – Championships 2

Spectator Tickets
Spectator tickets for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships are now available here. The location of the onsite ticket sales will be in front of the main BMX building; onsite ticket sales will start 1 hour before competition and after the last race each day.
BMX FREESTYLE

2017 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup
Later this month the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup will kick off in Montpellier, France at the FISE World Series, an event that attracts over 500,000 people each year. The riders are anxiously waiting to ride the new Park course and show the tricks they have mastered over the winter months.

Calendar
You can find the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup Calendar on the UCI website.

National Federations have probably received requests to issue Pro licenses for BMX Freestyle, something that became mandatory in 2017. With the first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup round taking place at the end of the month, expect to receive some last-minute requests from the BMX Freestyle riders.

2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships
The inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships, as part of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, will take place in China at the end of the year. The event will also be the official qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games for Junior riders.

CYCLO-CROSS

2017-2018 UCI Cyclo-cross Teams – registration process
The necessary documents for the 2017-2018 UCI Cyclo-cross Teams registration have been sent to all National Federations participating in the 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.

Registration and payment deadline is 31st July 2017.
All necessary information is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact the following address: offroad@uci.ch.
TRIALS

2017 UCI Trials World Cup
Kick off of the 2017 season
Watch here the 2017 UCI Trials World Cup teaser.

Aalter (BEL)
Belgian soil host the first round upcoming 20-21 May in Aalter, Kenny Belaey’s hometown.

The entry list can be found here.

Vöcklabruck (AUT)
The 2nd round of the 2017 UCI Trials World Cup will take place in Vöcklabruck (AUT) on 8th-9th July 2017.

Online registration deadlines:
The system will open on 15th June, 12:00 CET and close on 29th June, 12:00 CET.

2017 UCI Trials World Youth Games
You can now find on the UCI website the following documents:
General Race Parameters
Schedule
PARA-CYCLING

Medical Diagnostics Forms – Reminder
We would like to remind you that, in accordance with Article 16.4.006 of the UCI Regulations, Medical Diagnostics Forms (MDF) must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the athletes’ classification. Without this form, athletes cannot be evaluated in the classification, and therefore may not participate in the event for which they were supposed to be classified. All classification dates for the 2017 season, as well as the main classification list indicating the class and status of each rider, can be found on our website. All athletes with ‘review’, ‘review 2017’, or an earlier status, as well as those not on the list, must be classified when they next participate in a World Cup or World Championships.

UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup
Emmen registration dates
Registration for the 3rd round of the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Emmen (NED) will open on 25th May and close on 8th June. We would like to remind you that no replacements or late registrations will be accepted once the deadline has passed. The 2017 registration dates are available here.

Number of registered riders in Maniago and Ostend
The first round of the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup took place last weekend, on 12th-14th May 2017, in Maniago (ITA). 285 athletes from 35 countries took part in this elite international event, which is a remarkable 22% increase compared to participation in the first round of the World Cup following the Paralympic Games in 2012. The 2nd round will be held next weekend in Ostend (BEL), on 18th-21st May, where 305 racers from 31 nations are expected to take part.
INDOOR

Artistic Cycling – New world record
When participating in competitions registered on the UCI Indoor Cycling calendar, and in accordance with specific criteria, Artistic Cycling athletes may have World Record times ratified.

During the ‘3. Junior Masters’ event held on 22nd April 2017 in Sulzbach am Main (GER), the following new Artistic Cycling World Record was set:
Singles Junior Women – Mattea Eckstein (GER) – New world record: 176.19 points
International activities – Indoor Cycling Worldwide Association
The Association, formerly known under “Förderverein”, is a non-profit organisation based in Germany that aims to strengthen the international development of Indoor Cycling. The Association provides support to new Indoor Cycling nations by increasing and organising their training.

The following activities have been held recently:
Malaysia: A group of 2 Cycle-ball players and 2 Artistic cyclists trained for several weeks in Niedernberg (GER) up to the end of April. The objective for the Cycle-ball players was skills improvement, while the Artistic cyclists were interested in coaching training;