Loss of our friend and colleague Vincent Jacquet

It is with great sadness that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces the sudden death of Vincent Jacquet, Director of International Relations, Development and the World Cycling Centre.

The UCI and the entire cycling family expresses its sincere condolences to his wife and children.

Aged 52, Vincent Jacquet dedicated his life to sport and fully understood its positive power on society. Since 2019, Vincent had been a central figure at the UCI, unanimously appreciated both by our Federations and by all the stakeholders with whom he was in contact. He was known and recognised by all, and admired for his professionalism and his human qualities. He also headed the UCI World Cycling Centre, which he developed into a reference point and model for the entire cycling family, as well as for the Olympic movement.

UCI President David Lappartient declared: “It is a huge shock to us all. We are having trouble taking in this terrible news. Vincent was one of my loyal colleagues for many years, firstly at the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC) before joining me at the UCI. I had total confidence in Vincent and I always saw him working hard for the sport he loved so much. We are losing a colleague, but also a friend, full of hope, who defended the future of the sport, of our sport. Our thoughts go to his wife, his children and his entire family.”

UCI Director General Amina Lanaya declared: “I am deeply shocked by this dreadful news. Vincent was a colleague but also a dear friend. It is an extremely difficult day for all the UCI staff and the cycling family which loses one of its pillars. Vincent was a kind, hard-working and warm-hearted man, who was always ready to help. We are going to miss him very much. My thoughts go to his wife, his children and his close ones. They have my deepest sympathy.”