UCI statement concerning the resumption of the professional road cycling season

Apr 29, 2020, 15:35 PM

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today united the families of men’s and women’s professional road cycling - organisers (AIOCC), teams (AIGCP and UNIO) and riders (CPA and CPA Women), as well as Marianne Vos as member of the UCI Athletes’ Commission and riders’ representative on the UCI Road Commission – with a view to the resumption of the 2020 cycling season in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was decided that the publication of the revised calendars for the 2020 UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour, initially planned today in the interests of stakeholders, would be postponed to the beginning of next week. Indeed, the UCI and its partners need to pursue their work as certain points remain unclear due to the world health situation. The measures recently taken by some European governments concerning the restriction of mass sporting events must, as our Federation once again recently underlined, be taken into consideration when establishing the UCI International Calendar for the recommencement of cycling competitions.

The UCI and cycling’s families aim to publish these calendars on Tuesday 5 May, after the meeting of the Professional Cycling Council (PCC), responsible for the UCI WorldTour calendar. The UCI clarifies that the PCC meeting scheduled for today was postponed due to the latest developments.

The UCI and its partners also decided that the following points, among others, will also be announced next week:

  • Team participation rules
  • Rules concerning the number of riders per team at the start of races
  • Establishment of a steering group, placed under the authority of the UCI Medical Director, Professor Xavier Bigard, including representatives of the riders, teams (and their doctors) and organisers, whose mission will be to define the conduct to be maintained (social distance, barrier gestures and other measures), particularly in terms of health, when the season resumes.