Update of the Covid-19 health protocol for road cycling events in 2023

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has published an update of the Covid-19 health protocol, applicable to men's and women's road events registered on the 2023 UCI International Calendar.

The updated protocol will come into force on 20 January 2023 and will apply, as before, to all classes of road events: UCI WorldTour, UCI Women's WorldTour, UCI ProSeries, Continental Championships, UCI World Championships, UCI Nations Cups, and Class 1 and Class 2 events.

The protocol was drawn up by a steering group headed by the UCI Medical Director, Professor Xavier Bigard, and composed of representatives of riders, teams, team doctors and organisers. It has been regularly updated in line with the evolving situation since it was first introduced in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UCI continues its epidemiological monitoring work. As part of the updated protocol, and in view of the clearly favourable evolution of the international health situation, the requirements imposed on the teams in terms of health passes, vaccinations and/or Covid tests have been lifted. Organisers will be required to communicate the degree of health risk in the area where their event will take place (green, orange or red zone) before the event. Depending on the category, measures - recommended, desirable or compulsory - may be taken. Additional measures could be taken for the Grand Tours, depending on the epidemiological situation at the time.

The Covid-19 health protocol for the 2023 cycling events is available in full on the UCI website.