The Congress is the general meeting of UCI members and the International Federation’s supreme body. It meets every year, usually during the UCI Road World Championships.
The Congress takes decisions in accordance with the UCI Constitution. In particular, it decides on the annual report of the UCI Management Committee, the annual accounts of the previous year and the budget for the following year. It also has several exclusive powers and duties, including admitting or excluding National Federations, appointing members of the Ethics Commission and amending the UCI Constitution.
It holds elections every four years for the position of UCI President and for members of the UCI Management Committee.
How are decisions taken at the Congress?
The voting rights of the National Federations are exercised through voting delegates, elected democratically within each Continental Confederation. In total there are 45 voting delegates, spread over the Continental Confederations as follows:
Africa: 9 delegates
America: 9 delegates
Asia: 9 delegates
Europe: 15 delegates
Oceania: 3 delegates
In accordance with article 31 of the UCI Constitution, notices convening the Congress shall be sent to the national federations at least thirty days before the date of the Congress.
In accordance with article 32 of the UCI Constitution, a National Federation wishing to include one or more items on the Congress agenda, or to put a question to the Management Committee, is required to submit its reasoned proposals or the relevant text, in English or in French, to the registered office of the UCI at least sixty days before the date of the Congress.
189th UCI Congress
In 2020, the 189th UCI Congress was exceptionally held virtually, in accordance with the rules and conditions issued by the Swiss Confederation for holding a General Assembly in a virtual format during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the event, the voting was conducted by an independent company to ensure a fair and proper process. All 13 proposals submitted to the UCI Congress for approval were voted upon by secret ballot.
188th UCI Congress, Harrogate (GBR)
187th UCI Congress, Innsbruck (AUT)
186th UCI Congress, Bergen (NOR)
185th UCI Congress, Doha (QAT)
184th UCI Congress, Richmond (USA)
183rd UCI Congress, Ponferrada (ESP)
182nd UCI Congress, Florence (ITA)