Featured Stories

UCI Heads Meet with IOC President to Discuss Cycling’s Role in Olympic Agenda 2020

release by the UCI
June 12, 2014 (Aigle, Switzerland) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) President Brian Cookson and Director General Martin Gibbs yesterday met with Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Director General Christophe De Kepper at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland) ahead of a two-day UCI Management Committee meeting which is also being held at the IOC HQ this week.

Earlier in the morning, President Bach visited the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) which was also meeting at the IOC headquarters.

UCI President Brian Cookson said: “I would like to thank President Bach for an extremely positive discussion covering a range of issues around the UCIs strategy to grow cycling globally. It was very useful to talk with him on the Olympic Agenda 2020 review and, in particular, discuss how cycling can play its role in those plans. Among other things we believe cycling can be a big part of the IOC’s sustainability and legacy work by helping bid cities transform themselves into places where cycling is a preferred way of getting around, making those cities better places to exercise, live and work. ”

IOC President Bach stated: “The UCI informed me of all the measures they are taking to protect their sport from manipulation of any kind, in particular doping. And these efforts are indeed impressive. It was great to see all the stakeholders equally committed to the fight for clean athletes. We also discussed the UCI’s contributions to Olympic Agenda 2020, which will be looked at in even greater detail by Working Groups beginning next week. We are thankful for their input.”

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Aroundo, ON, Canada says:

    When Vinokourov won the Olympic Road Race in England it left a BAD TASTE in my mouth and have to assume also in everyone else who knew that he had been suspended earlier for EPO.

    Rule #1: If you were ever caught using PEDS you can NOT race the Olympics. Rule #2 If you are caught using PEDS in the Olympic games YOU ARE BANNED FOR LIFE.

    That cycling back stabber and Italian humiliation Davide Rebellin is back racing after being caught using CERA (EPO) and stealing a silver medal in the Olympic Road Race. What a farce and kick in the teeth to the sport of cycling.

    Cheating “rats” have to be kept away from the world stage and from giving cycling a black eye in front the whole viewing planet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.