Posts Tagged ‘UCI’

UCI Press Release on WADA

Posted: January 31, 2013 by Trowel in news items

UCI releases Fahey letters in response to WADA’s ‘blatant and aggressive’ untruths

The UCI rejects accusations by WADA in a press release today that it has been ‘deceitful’ in its dealings with the anti-doping agency on the matter of establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for cycling and in disbanding the Independent Commission.

The UCI has chosen to publish correspondence between its President Pat McQuaid and his WADA counterpart, John Fahey, in the interests of transparency and in order to set the record straight.

Pat McQuaid commented: “I am very saddened that it has come to this, but I cannot allow the latest blatant and aggressive misrepresentations contained in WADA’s most recent press release to go unchallenged. Mr Fahey is saying one thing in public and quite the opposite in correspondence with me, as the attached communications show.

“The UCI reached out to WADA in a spirit of partnership. This is about doing what is right for cycling. This is not the time for showmanship, or political point scoring.

“The UCI is perplexed that WADA has now chosen to rebuff and attack the UCI’s willingness to establish a TRC, having just demanded that the UCI establish exactly such a commission.

“We have now reached this sorry juncture because WADA publicly questioned the independence of the Independent Commission, criticised its terms of reference as being too Armstrong-centric (despite that being the whole basis for its establishment), repeatedly called for a broader inquiry into doping in the peloton, and over this past weekend stated unequivocally, both orally and in writing, that it had no faith in the Commission which it referred to as ‘the so-called Independent Commission’ and which it asserted was ‘too compromised’ to continue in office.

“Mr Fahey stated clearly in his letter to me that he believed ‘the process should start over from a new beginning’, regardless of the cost consequences for the UCI.

“Astonishingly, now that the UCI has once again tried to work with WADA by establishing the very body that it has been loudly calling for, it is disappointing, to say the least, to see Mr Fahey expressing support for the Commission that he had just condemned as having ‘no credibility’.

“In my letter to Mr Fahey, the UCI reached out to WADA in a spirit of partnership and cooperation. It is time to put personalities aside and work together for the future of cycling and sport more generally.

“In his letter to me, Mr Fahey’s recollections of our telephone conversation differs in a great many important respects from my own. As just one example, shown in the emails we have been forced to release today: Mr Fahey knew very well that I would call him, but not (as he claims) because he had been informed by the media, rather because we had arranged the call several days earlier in an email exchange with his Director General David Howman, with him in copy.

“ The UCI is determined not to dwell on WADA’s inconsistent behaviour. We wish to reaffirm our commitment to establishing the TRC, and hope and expect WADA, NADOs, National Federations, Tour Organisers and professional teams to engage in that process for the benefit of the sport.”

Mr McQuaid concluded: “I would therefore urge the President of WADA one more time to try to set his personal vendetta and crusade against cycling aside and to support the UCI in doing what is right for cycling. Our aims are the same: to rid cycling and indeed all sports of the scourge of doping.”

UCI Communications Service



Posted: August 15, 2012 by Trowel in records

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ENTRY FORM for the World Youth Games

Posted: July 24, 2012 by Trowel in announcements
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ENTRY FORM for the World Youth Games,just click 


Posted: April 12, 2011 by Trowel in Communications

To National Federations


Dear President,

Like each year at this time, the Sport and Technical department is pleased to send you the file concerning the measures for the registration of Road races, in order to prepare the calendars for the 2011-2012 season.

All documents regarding the registration are available on the link hereafter:


Please enter your username and password which has been provided to Atty. Avelino Sumagui, the Deputy Secretary General

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact the UCI Sport and Technical department.



Posted: March 7, 2011 by Trowel in Communications, official functions
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MANILA, Philippines – Cycling’s world governing body has slammed the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for its failure to settle the leadership row between local cycling leaders.

“Such a long pending situation is not acceptable for the sporting activity in the Philippines,” said Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Pat McQuaid in a letter to the POC and PhilCycling on March 1.

McQuaid was referring to the feud of the two warring factions: Philippine Cycling (PhilCycling), which is headed by Tagaytay City Mayor Bambol Tolentino, and the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (ICFP) of former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Philip Ella Juico.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had noted in a letter to the POC in 2009 the rules on National Olympic Committee (NOC) membership and affiliation with International Federations (IF), and it was cited again by McQuaid.

UCI Licensing Requirements

Posted: February 3, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, Communications, records
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Award of Licenses – Part 1

Posted: February 3, 2011 by Trowel in Communications, records, resolutions
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Le Tour de Filipinas set in April 2011

Posted: December 3, 2010 by Trowel in announcements, events, races
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MANILA, Philippines — The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has again approved the inclusion of the Le Tour de Filipinas (Tour of the Philippines) on the Asia Tour calendar in 2011.

The Le Tour de Filipinas, also held under the auspices of the Asian Cycling Confederation and the ASEAN Cycling Association, is scheduled on April 16 to 19.

The four-stage race will again feature at least four UCI continental teams vying against the Philippines’ best cyclists, as well as club teams from Asia and the rest of the world.

Last year, Ireland’s David McCann topped the inaugural staging of the Le Tour de Filipinas.

McCann, a former Tour of Ireland champion and riding for Taiwan-based Giant Asia, ruled the four-day race that included stages in Tagaytay City, Manila (Roxas Boulevard) and Subic.

A brainchild of former PhilCycling President Bert Lina, the Le Tour de Filipinas is one of 27 races on the 2011 calendar of the UCI’s Asia Tour.

The Le Tour put the Philippines back on the world cycling map after more than a decade. The Philippines was on the radar of the world’s top cycling teams when the Marlboro Tour went international from 1996 to 1998 through the efforts of now UCI president Pat McQuaid.

At least four European teams and Marco Polo, perhaps the most competitive continental squad in Asia, have already asked to be invited to the 2011 Le Tour de Filipinas.


Posted: July 5, 2010 by Trowel in events, official functions, photos
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