The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and representatives of professional road cycling’s principal families –organisers (AIOCC), teams (AIGCP) and riders (CPA) – met yesterday for a video conference organised by the Federation, to discuss the current status of the 2021 UCI International Road Calendar in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The participants hailed the fact that the 2021 road season has started, and that several high-level events are taking place thanks to the implementation and respect of extremely strict and effective sanitary protocols.
As of today, 38 events have been cancelled in 2021 at men’s and women’s professional level (Class 1 and above). While some of these are definitively cancelled and will not take place before 2022, others have requested to be rescheduled to a later date in 2021. This is the case of 24 events. The UCI will review the requests of these organisers in close collaboration with the different parties concerned. It will set the new dates with a view to the overall coherence of the calendar and in the general interest of cycling, then will communicate its decisions by the end of March at the latest.
The UCI issues a reminder that the most up-to-date information concerning postponed or cancelled events on the UCI International Calendar is published on its website.
The UCI would like to clarify that this is the only official source of information as regards to the date of events registered on the UCI International Calendar.