|Calendar procedure 2019 – 2019/2020
The UCI International Calendar is a key deliverable of the UCI Sports Department’s work; hence, in order to complete this important task, the contribution of our National Federations is crucial.
The registration procedure for the UCI events will allow the preparation of the different UCI International Calendars for next season.
The guide below contains the registration procedure for all disciplines.
We kindly ask you to respect the deadlines for the submission of the completed registrations forms.
Finally, please bear in mind the content of article 1.2.012 of UCI Regulations: a race can only be considered for registration if the organiser has honoured his or her financial obligations with the UCI.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or require further information.
2018 UCI Road World Championships
Geneal Information Bulletin
All the key information to help your National Team plan for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck-Tirol (AUT) can now be found in the General Information Bulletin.
Online Registration System
As you will read in the information bulletin, the Online Registration System for your riders will open on Wednesday 15 August 2018.
We kindly ask you to please respect the following closing dates:
- Team Time Trial: 8 September 2018 12:00 (GMT+2)
- All other events, except elite men: 9 September 2018 12:00 (GMT+2)
- Elite men Events: 16 September 2018 12:00 (GMT+2)
We would like to remind you that the quotas will be allocated based on the rankings of 12 August 2018.
Qualification system – UCI Team Time Trial
The qualification system for the UCI team time trial races at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships has now been published on the UCI website.
Please note the deadlines for confirming participation, as well as for submitting ‘wildcard’ requests by teams who have not been invited and who have not qualified via the rankings dated 12 August 2018.
Olympic Qualification System
The qualification system for road events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now published on the UCI website. Please refer to this document should you need any information on this matter. We remind National Federations that a Special Newsletter on the Olympic Games was published in early April, and is also available on the National Federations’ extranet.
UCI Calendar – Reminder
Reminder – National Championships
We would like to remind all Federations that in order for National Championships to be taken into account for the purpose of UCI rankings, they must be registered on the UCI Calendar before they take place, and the results must be uploaded onto UCI DataRide by the first working day after the competition has ended. If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact us straight away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder of format of competitions counting towards UCI rankings
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that any event for which points won will count towards the UCI rankings must conform to the formats and/or minimum distances set out in the UCI Regulations, otherwise the points will not be attributed. This is also the case concerning the minimum number of participants for the individual sprint (minimum 8 riders in accordance with article 3.2.031) and the keirin (minimum 12 riders in accordance with article 3.2.135).
2018 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Aigle (SUI) – Online registration/Quota
The discipline’s newest generation will again come together on 15-19 August at the UCI World Cycling Centre’s 200m velodrome, which previously hosted the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in 2016.
Rider and Staff registration
Online registration of participating riders and staff members must be completed between Monday 23 July and Sunday 5 August 2018 12:00 (CET) via the UCI Web Service.
The maximum quotas per nation and per event are available in the UCI Regulations – Part IX: World Championships (Article 9.2.022).
2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles (USA) – Competition program and categories
The table summarising the competition programme for the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships can be found here.
New for 2018: The team pursuit will be over 4km, with 4 athletes, for both Men and Women.
More information can be found on the organiser’s website here.
2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup
The following calendar for the 2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup was unveiled in February:
· Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FRA), 19‐21October 2018
· Milton (CAN), 26‐28 October 2018
· Berlin (GER), 30 November‐2 December 2018
· London (GBR), 14‐16 December 2018
· Cambridge (NZL), 18‐20 January 2019
· Hong Kong (HKG), 25‐27 January 2019
The press release can be found here.
Detailed competition programmes for each of the rounds will be published on the UCI website as they are confirmed. Nevertheless, we are already in a position to confirm that all Olympic disciplines will appear on the programme at each event. The competitions will take place over three days.
Quotas (SP, KE, OM, MA)
Quotas for the 2018/2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup will be established, then published on Friday 14 September 2018 12:00 (CET).
Note: Article 3.4.005 on the maximum number of riders and teams qualifying via the UCI Track Ranking is currently under review. An update will be published shortly.
2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot – Eligibility
Art. 9.2.027bis – participation criteria at Continental Championships
In accordance with article 9.2.027bis, we would like to remind you that only elite results in Continental Championships are taken into consideration. Consequently, the U23 European Championships, despite being a CL1 event, do not count towards qualification.
Olympic Qualification System
The qualification system for track events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now published on the UCI website. Please refer to this document should you need any information on this matter. We remind National Federations that a Special Newsletter on the Olympic Games was published in early April, and is also available on the National Federations’ extranet.
2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Whilst we always try to keep the programme consistent across all rounds, please be aware that some organisers do occasionally request a change in schedule to better fit with their own circumstances, including host broadcast television.
Please check the official schedule published on the UCI website for each round to confirm training and race start times.
08.30am – 10.00am: Final rider confirmation
15.45pm – 16.15pm: Training, women only
16.15pm – 16.45pm: Training, all riders
16.45pm – 17.15pm: Training, men only
17.30pm: Women Start, followed by flower ceremony
18.15pm: Men Start, followed by flower ceremony
The XCC course will be between 1km – 1.5km in length with a lap time of between 2 – 3 minutes.
The course will use the XCO Start/Finish straight and line.
The preference is for a wide, flowing course with no sections of single track or course ‘features’ and one that encourages close tactical racing and is television and spectator friendly.
Both races will be run for +/- 25 mins.
The number of laps will be advised in a UCI release and also indicated at the Start.
The Finish line timing gantry will indicate laps to go.
A bell will indicate the start of the last lap.
The 80% rule will be in effect to avoid lapped riders interfering with the leaders, as per article 4.5.016.
Participation categories: men elite (aged 23 and over) and women elite (aged 23 and over).
No separate online registration is required for the XCC event. Registration is done on site during riders’ confirmation.
As per article 4.5.003, each XCC race will comprise a maximum of 40 riders already registered and confirmed for the elite XCO taking place during the same weekend, selected as follows:
- The top 16 ranked riders of the most recently published XCO World Cup Standings
- The 24 best ranked riders of the most recently published UCI XCO individual rankings, not including the top 16 of the most recently published XCO World Cup Standings or any U23 riders, with the exception of those granted a derogation to race the entire UCI XCO World Cup series as elite.
The same bicycle frame must be used for both XCC and XCO races of a Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup round.
Minimum tyre width is 45mm.
The bicycle frame will be marked prior to the start of the XCC race and this mark must still be visible at the start of the XCO race.
In the event of an extraordinary circumstance (e.g. breakage or theft) which results in the XCC frame not being available for the XCO, the new equipment must be presented to the President of the Commissaires’ Panel for verification and marking at least 1 hour before the start.
XCC bike plates and body numbers are the same as the ones used for XCO event.
Feeding and technical assistance will be permitted within the designated zone on the course.
Note: this may not be the same zone as used in the XCO.
XCC Start Order:
As per article 4.5.015 the start order is determined as follows:
1. Riders ranked in the top 16 of the most recently published XCO World Cup Standings
2. As per the most recently published UCI XCO individual ranking.
As stated in article 4.5.006, the top-3 riders will be required immediately after the finish for a short flower ceremony.
World Cup points:
World Cup points only will be attributed to the top-40 finishers as per art. 4.5.037.
A team classification is drawn up as per art. 4.5.009.
XCO Start Order:
The start order is determined as follows:
- The riders ranked in the top 16 of the XCC race taking place in the current weekend.
- As per the most recently published UCI XCO individual ranking.
- Unclassified riders: by drawing lots.
Updated schedule Albstadt and Nove Mesto Na Morave
Following the first 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch, we had to update the schedules of the events in Albstadt and Nove Mesto Na Morave. They are now published on the UCI website: Albstadt and Nove Mesto Na Morave.
Deadlines and information on next rounds
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has now started. Please find below the registration deadlines for the upcoming events:
||Registration opening at 12:00 CET
||Registration deadline at 12:00 CET
||Entries list publication
Nove Mesto Na
| Czech Republic
|| Great Britain
|Report on 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Losinj (CRO)
The opening downhill round of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup brought the top gravity riders in the world to the new venue of Losinj, Croatia, on the weekend of April 20-22. The island in the northern Adriatic Sea is a popular tourist destination. You can find more information on the UCI website following thislink.
Calendar event organisation guide
The organisation guide for mountain bike events registered on the UCI international calendar is now published on the UCI website. Please refer to this document should you want to organise a mountain bike event.
Olympic Qualification System
The qualification system for the mountain bike events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now published on theUCI website. Please refer to this document should you need any information on this matter. We remind National Federations that the Special Newsletter on the Olympic Games #43 was published in early April, and is also available on the National Federations’ extranet.
The 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup events will be live streamed for spectators to view. For instance, you will find below the links to the livestreams of rounds 3 to 6. We invite you to share these links as widely as possible so that everyone not present at the events can enjoy them.
Also, please pass this information on to your national BMX teams to share with their social media followers.
2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Round 3 and 4 in Papendal (NED)
|2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Round 5 and 6 in Heusden-Zolder (BEL)
|Watch the 2018: Zolder LIVE – Round 5 You can also share the following link.
Watch the 2018: Zolder LIVE – Round 6 You can also share the following link.
You can watch the live streams for the BMX Supercross Worlds Cup here on our YouTube channel.
2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal (NED) – 2nd Round reminder registration deadline
The registration deadlines to participate in the 2nd round of the BMX World Cup in Papendal (NED) are the following:
· Registration opened at 12:00 CET on 12.04.2018
· Registration closes at 12:00 CET on 26.04.2018
2019-2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup bid deadline
National Federations are reminded that the deadline to receive bids for 2019 and 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup events is 30 April. Bids should be sent by e-mail only to email@example.com
2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Heusden-Zolder (BEL) – 3rd Round reminder registration deadline
The registration deadlines to participate in the 3rd round of the BMX World Cup in Heusden-Zolder (BEL) are the following:
· Registration opened at 12:00 CET on 19.04.2018
· Registration closes at 12:00 CET on 03.05.2018
2018 UCI BMX World Championships in Baku (AZE) – Competition Guide and UCI BMX Forum
Please find the competition guide of the 2018 UCI BMX World Championships here.
UCI BMX Forum
Beginning in 2018, the UCI has decided to replace the UCI BMX Convention with an event that is more relevant to those who normally attend. From this point onwards, it will be known as the UCI BMX Forum. The UCI BMX Forum will feature a short information session of interest to national federations concerning upcoming developments in BMX racing. Following that, the remainder of the forum will be devoted to discussion topics and questions proposed by the delegates. For reference, presentations concerning future World Championships will no longer take place; instead, the organisers of the next World Championships will be present in the World Championships expo area in order to promote their event directly to riders and their families.
The deadline to register your delegation (maximum 2 delegates per country) for the 2018 UCI BMX Forum is 30 May. Please find here the registration form and the agenda. Please e-mail completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please take note that late registrations will not be accepted.
Olympic Qualification System
The qualification system for the BMX Racing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now published on theUCI website. Please refer to this document should you need any information on this matter. We remind National Federations that a Special Newsletter on the Olympic Games was published in early April, and is also available on the National Federations’ extranet.
|UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Japan (6-8 April) – Report
The first UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup took place in Hiroshima (JPN). BMX Flatland was added to the 2018 UCI World Cup with winners Matthias Dandois from France and Katagiri Misari out of Japan walked away with the wins.
With an attendance of 86.000 people over the weekend, the event was a big success. BMX Park finals were also held on Sunday with 16-year-old UCI World Champion Hannah Roberts (USA) walking away with the win.
Elite Men Park was won by Australian Brandon Loupos who qualified in 12th place be set off the fireworks in the final with a blazing first run that set the tone for the remainder of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup final. With a score of 92.10 points on the big screen, the other 11 finalists knew what to do but no one got close to the Australian. Costa Rica’s Kenneth Tencio got second in Hiroshima with a score of 88.80 pts and 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup champion Daniel Dhers (VEN) completed the podium at the first stop. More information has been published on the UCI website.
UCI BMX Freestyle App
The UCI BMX Freestyle App has now over 20.000 users with countries like the USA and Australia involved. Over 75 competitions have been held with the users sending in their videos to win prizes in each competition without having to travel the world. The UCI BMX Freestyle App is available for use of National Federations to assist them in the process of developing the BMX Freestyle discipline. It does so by allowing them to identify talented riders and more generally to establish a closer relationship with BMX Freestyle riders in their countries.
National Federations who are interested in using the free UCI BMX Freestyle App can contact: email@example.com and can also check the BMX App brochure.
Olympic Qualification System
The qualification system for the BMX Freestyle event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now published on theUCI website. Please refer to this document should you need any information on this matter. We remind National Federations that a Special Newsletter on the Olympic Games was published in early April, and is also available on the National Federations’ extranet.
Registration procedure for 2018-2019 UCI Cyclo-cross Teams
The registration procedure for UCI Cyclo-cross teams, as well as the necessary documentation, is available at the following links:
The deadline for submitting forms is 31 July 2018. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 National Cyclo-cross Championships
A number of National Federations have yet to register their National Cyclo-cross Championships with the UCI for the 2018-2019 season. In order for us to allocate points to your riders, please complete and return the registration form as soon as possible.
|2018 UCI Trials World Cup schedules and General Race Parameters
You can find the schedules of each round of the 2018 UCI Trials World cup and the General Race Parameters on the UCI website.
2018 UCI Trials World Youth Games schedule and General Race Parameters
You can find the schedule and the General Race Parameters of the UCI Trials World Youth Games on the UCI website.
2018 World Cup and World Youth Games Organisers’ Seminar
The UCI Trials Organisers’ Seminar was held at the UCI headquarters in Aigle (SUI) on 28 and 29 March. The seminar gathered the World Cup and Youth Games organisers. During the seminar, the UCI delivered the necessary guidelines on the sporting and event aspects; it was also the opportunity to share experiences between the different organisers.
2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend (BEL)
The first round of the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup will be held on 3-6 May in Ostend, Belgium. 336 riders from 34 countries have registered for the event, which will be held for the third consecutive year in this city on the North Sea coast.
2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Emmen (NED)
The second round of the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup will take place on 6-8 July in Emmen, Netherlands, for the second consecutive year. We would like to remind you that the registration system opens on 31 May and closes on 14 June. Please register all your riders within the prescribed timescale.
Para-cycling Commission meeting – 26 March 2018
The Para-cycling Commission met on 26 March in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), following the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. Several topics were discussed, including:
The UCI, in collaboration with the Universities of Amsterdam and Stockholm, will be conducting research over a four-year period, looking at the different aspects of classification. The aim will be to improve our classification system by ensuring that it is based on scientific evidence.
The first study will concentrate on the C and T classes, and will answer the following question: What is the relationship between the muscular strength and range of movement scales – as they are currently used to classify para-cycling athletes – and cycling performance?
The second study will concentrate on athletes in the H class, and will answer the following question: What is the relationship between the level of disability and performance in handcycling?
Finally, the third study will focus on tandems, and will aim to develop an evidence-based classification system for cyclists with visual impairments.
We invite you to work together with the research teams if they contact you, in order to be a part of the development and improvement of our classification system.
Several topics were discussed, such as permitting disc brakes on tandems and tricycles, the modification of maximum and minimum distances for road races, the introduction of new track events, and the lowering of the minimum age for participating in para-cycling events. Details of these changes will be sent to you once they have been approved by the UCI Management Committee.
In addition, the UCI will be inviting different handbike manufacturers to Aigle (SUI) to discuss different technical issues, with the aim of establishing standard wheel fixings and sizes. Once in place, these standards will improve the quality of the neutral service during UCI races. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss different technical issues such as footrests and aerodynamic components.
2018 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup
The 2018 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup began on Saturday 14 April in Kamenz (GER) with ten teams from the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
The results and general rankings are available on the UCI website.
35 teams from 11 countries will participate in the eight rounds of the series. It is worth noting that teams from Armenia and Liechtenstein will line up in a World Cup for the very first time.
No fewer than 20 international commissaires from eight different countries will officiate throughout the season.
The second round will be held on Saturday 28 April in Altdorf (SUI).
|2018 UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup
The competition programme and athlete registration documents for the second round of the World Cup taking place on 30 June in Heerlen (NED) can be found below (available in English only):
· Information bulletin
· Registration information
· Participation quotas
Any questions concerning the series should be addressed to email@example.com.
|2018 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships
The discipline’s flagship event will be held on 23-25 November in Liège (BEL). Preparations are underway, and the Organising Committee has contacted the Dornbirn organisers concerning the re-use of the competition floor that was used during the previous World Championships. This step encourages interaction between organisers, and also allows for an exchange of knowledge and experience.
More than half of the three-day tickets have been purchased so far. Tickets are available at the following website.
More information on the event can be found here.
Registration procedure – 2019 UCI Calendars
Information on registering indoor cycling events can be found in the procedure which is available at the beginning of the Sports section of this newsletter.
|Gran Fondo St Tropez 2018 © Ivan Blanco Vilar
|2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships – Wildcard procedure
The 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in Varese (ITA) from 29 August to 2 September 2018. National Federations which are not hosting a qualifying event prior to the 2018 UCI Grand Fondo World Championships may apply for 10 wildcards to send their best male and female riders to the event. Automatic qualification will also be granted to Masters National Champions.
For full details on this process, please refer to the documents below:
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the UCI Cycling for All team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Series – April and May events
April was a busy month on the UCI Gran Fondo World Series calendar with no less than four events held across the world. 7 April saw the Forrest Grape Ride take riders through the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand. The region is famed for its wine and scenery – with the Grape Ride offering participants the opportunity to enjoy both.
On 8 April, the Granfondo Golfe de Saint-Tropez took riders through France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, with the 163.5km course departing from the French Riviera city of Saint-Tropez and heading inland to the Var region, offering riders several challenging climbs.
Held on the Greek island of Kos with a time trial on 13 April and road race on 15 April, the Kos GranFondo presented riders with a course that took in with Aegean sea views, the island’s renowned beaches and natural beauty.
Finally, on 21-22 April the Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif Challenge was held in the New South Wales region of Australia. With an uphill time trial and a 110km Granfondo, the closed road event incorporated scenic landscapes and challenging terrain.
Looking ahead to May, the month will see three Gran Fondos held: Granfondo Antalya (TUR), the Cheaha Challenge Granfondo (USA) and the Schleck Granfondo (LUX).
A new event to the calendar and the first UCI Gran Fondo to be held in Turkey, the Granfondo Antalya will take place on 12-13 May. Hosted in the resort region, the event will allow riders and their families to combine tourism and cycling, with both the start and finish located on the beach front.
The Cheaha Challenge Granfondo will be held on 20 May, with riders starting and finishing on the campus of Jacksonville State University, in Alabama. Now in its 26th year, the course will take riders over the highest point in Alabama – Mount Cheaha – twice.
On 26 May, the Schleck Granfondo will offer two different distances: 155km with 2,500m of elevation and 85km with 1,200km of elevation. Starting and finishing in Mondorf Les Bains, in the south-eastern corner of Luxembourg, the rolling course will take riders through the Moselle region.
For more information on the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, please do not hesitate to visitwww.ucigranfondoworldseries.com.