UCI Vice president since 22 September 2017
At the UCI Management Committee meeting held the day after 2017 UCI Congress, José Manuel Pelaez was elected UCI Vice President, a position he had already held in 2008-2009. President of the Cuban Cycling Federation since 1981, Mr Pelaez was elected President of the Pan American Cycling Confederation 10 years later and still holds the position today. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Amateur Cycling Federation (Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme or FIAC) in 1991 and 1992. He has been a member of the Cuban National Olympic Committee for 20 years and has held pivotal roles with the Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación de la República de Cuba since 1981.