MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF UCI

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear members,

First of all, I would like to wish a very Happy New Year to you all. I hope that 2017 has started well for everyone.

January is always a busy month, not least with our first UCI World Championships of the year, for cyclo-cross. We are delighted to be hosted by Bieles, in Luxembourg, this year and I am looking forward to the competitions on January 28 and 29.

Our Management Committee will hold its first meeting of the year in Bieles. I value opportunities such as these to talk to my MC members face-to-face as we work together to prepare the coming year and beyond.

January is also the month of two Continental Confederation Congresses, which I was delighted to attend. The COPACI Congress was the first of the year, being held in Havana, Cuba, on January 14th, followed by the Oceanian Confederation Congress in Adelaide, Australia, on January 19th. Our Continental Confederations play a vital role in the development of cycling in different regions and I reiterate how much I appreciate your support and commitment to our sport in your specific regions.

Alongside these two Congresses, we have organised UCI Sharing Platforms, where our National Federations take the floor to talk about the challenges they face, the solutions they have found and their ideas for improvements. These USPs are always very successful, serving to exchange ideas, develop valuable networks and strengthen ties. It is incredibly pleasing to see how our Federations work together and help each other out.

While in Australia I attended some of our first UCI WorldTour event of the year, the Santos Tour Down Under, and took part in the associated mass-participation Bupa Challenge Tour before flying back to Europe.

It is a full and busy month to launch a year which promises to continue in the same vein.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Message from the President

UCI News: Continental Confederations Congresses and UCI Sharing Platforms – UCI Management Committee – UCI DataRide

Sports :
Road – Beginning of the 2017 Road season
Track – 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Accomodation for the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot – 2017-2018 Calendar Registration forms – Teams 2017-2018 – 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
BMX Racing – 2017 UCI Permanent Career Numbers – Online registration deadlines – Qualification quotas
Mountain Bike – 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano – 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships – 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships – 2017 International Calendar
Para-cycling – 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
Indoor – 2017 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup – Artistic Cycling regulations
Olympic Games – 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Spotlight on… Côte d’Ivoire

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
Havana & Adelaide – COPACI & OCC Congresses and UCI Sharing Platforms
The COPACI Congress took place on Saturday January 14th, 2017 in Havana, Cuba.

In the presence of Brian Cookson, UCI President, and Martin Gibbs, UCI Director General, José Manuel Peláez was unanimously re-elected for four years as President of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation by the 39 of 40 National Federations affiliated to COPACI who were present in the Cuban capital.

The COPACI Congress was also the opportunity to confirm or award the hosts of the different Pan-American Championships in 2017.

The following day, Sunday January 15th, saw an extremely successful UCI Sharing Platform, with each of the 39 Federations present sending at least two delegates, alongside those from the six COPACI associate Federations, some of whom are in the process of becoming affiliated. It must be said that the Sharing Platform provoked great interest among the participants, answered a number of questions and opened some new debates.

The Oceania Cycling Confederation (OCC) Congress took place in Adelaide, Australia, on Thursday January 19th, with the participation of delegates from all affiliated National Federations. OCC President Tracey Gaudry was unanimously re-elected for another four-year term at the head of the Confederation. The Congress was followed by the UCI Sharing Platform which, as was the case for COPACI NFs four days earlier in Havana, gave Federations from the Oceania region the chance to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices.

UCI Management Committee
The next UCI Management Committee meeting will take place on Friday January 27th in Luxembourg, as part of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships being held in Bieles.

UCI DataRide
The first piece of UCI DataRide – Results and Rankings – was launched on 1 January. In the first 10 days of the year we dealt with 20 National Championships (in cyclo-cross and road) and a handful of events covering every UCI discipline. We extend a huge thank you to all Federations and Commissaires who have co-operated and helped to make the launch a success.

Three web-based training sessions were provided to Federations in the first week of January and you can find recordings on the Federation Extranet. You will also find some useful documentation. We will be enriching the documentation through the coming weeks and months.

If you have National Championships coming up in any discipline and are not sure of the process to follow, please contact the UCI DataRide team.

Every rider should now have a UCI ID (11 digit identifier) and if your Federation has not yet requested UCI ID, they should do so immediately. For new license holders, Federations can either request in batches for a number of license holders or use the ‘UID generator’. Again, documentation is available on the extranet (in EN-FR & ES) and login credentials are the same as your extranet credentials.

We will be keeping you updated about other developments which will be delivered during 2017.
SPORTS
ROAD

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The beginning of 2017 brings the start of another season and the confirmation of the ones to watch. The Middle East plays a pivotal role at the top level of the UCI WorldTour, with 2 WorldTeams registered: UAE Abu Dhabi rising from the ashes of the Lampre-Merida cycling team and Team Bahrain Merida, an entirely new outfit. New Professional Continental Teams from countries not on the list of usual suspects – Israel and Ireland – bring a new look to the 2nd Division of Professional Road Cycling, and the added bonus of 2 new Belgian Professional Continental Teams upgrading their ambitions from the 3rd Division. In addition, an exciting new team from Colombia supported by one of its largest companies bring expectations of the in-vogue, exciting style with which the Colombians have set the WorldTour and races around Europe on fire.

There has also been a record number of UCI Women’s Teams registered for 2017, showing a keen interest in the Women’s peloton, with 43 registrations, up from the 40 registered in 2016. The continued focus and investment from the UCI into developing the professional women’s scene is paying dividends.

Last but not least, the races continue running all through the European winter, with the Southern Hemisphere boasting the traditional Central and South American stage races and the start of the European peloton’s global footprint in Oceania. The UCI WorldTour kicked off with the Santos Tour Down Under and welcomes the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – new for 2017 – the weekend after.

2017 UCI Road World Championships – Bergen (NOR)
This year, the UCI Road World Championships will take place in Bergen (Norway) from 16th-24th September. For reminder, National Federations can find attached an information document introducing the region and ways of accessing Bergen, the provisional programme of events as well as the list of hotels with guaranteed prices for the delegations and ways to book.

TRACK

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2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
The 3rd and 4th legs of the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will take place next month:
Cali (Colombia), February 17th-19th, 2017
Los Angeles (United States), February 25th-26th, 2017.
Rider and staff registration
The UCI Online Registration System for participating riders and staff members has opened on Monday January 16th and will close at 12:00 (CET) on Sunday January 29th for the Cali round, and at 12:00 (CET) on Sunday February 5th for the Los Angeles round.

The list of quotas for the individual sprint, keirin, omnium and madison disciplines is available here.

May we remind you that in order to be eligible, athletes must have at least 250 UCI points, either in the Qualification Ranking of October 3rd 2016 or in the most recently updated Ranking, in accordance with Article 3.4.004. The Ranking publication dates can be found here.

We also remind you that participation in the Individual Pursuit and Kilometre/500m disciplines does not require a minimum number of points.

All available documentation concerning the World Cup events is available here.

IMPORTANT: Accommodation – 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot – Hong Kong, China
We would strongly encourage teams to reserve accommodation before the end of this month by contacting anna.cox@cseplc.com from CSE in order to still benefit from the best possible deal.

We remind you that roads in Hong Kong are not open to cyclists. The hotels closest to the velodrome have been reserved by CSE. If you book after the end of this month, you will inevitably be required to stay further away from the velodrome, which may cause problems with transport and services.

2017-2018 Calendar – Registration forms and instructions
We remind you that correctly completed registration forms for international track events should have been emailed to track@uci.ch by National Federations before December 15th 2016. Given that this date has now passed, registrations may still be accepted but a late registration fee will be levied.

All documentation required for registration is available on the UCI Extranet.

2017-2018 Track Teams – Registration forms and instructions
Registration forms and all required documentation must be emailed to track@uci.ch before the deadline of Monday February 6th 2017.

All documentation required for registration is available on the UCI Extranet.

2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
The UCI Track Department has met with several obstacles which have prevented the confirmation of the dates for the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships.

We are doing our best to find a solution as quickly as possible, and apologise for the inconvenience caused by this situation.
BMX RACING

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2017 UCI Permanent Career Number
The 2017 UCI Permanent Career Number list is now available on the UCI website.

2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup online registration deadlines
The 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup online registration deadlines are now available on the UCI website.

2017 UCI BMX World Championships online registration deadlines
The 2017 UCI BMX World Championships online registration deadlines are now available on the UCI website.

2017 UCI BMX World Championships – Qualification Quotas
The Qualification Quotas for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships are now available on the UCI website.

2017 UCI BMX Ranking publication dates
The 2017 UCI Ranking publication dates are now available on the UCI website.