January 8, 2009 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International Cycling Union presented the regulations that will govern the new 2009 World Calendar in Geneva today. The World Calendar brings together the biggest road cycling events in the world. The UCI President, Mr. Pat McQuaid, said that he was delighted that the new structure had been approved by all the stakeholders in professional road cycling (organisers, teams and riders) and that its launch marked a new start for cycling. The UCI President said that the new structure would allow cycling and everyone involved in the sport to return to a calm, stable environment that would favour the global development of cycling.
Mr McQuaid thanked the management of Editions Philippe Amaury (EPA) for their contribution to establishing the new formula and also expressed his gratitude to the Working Group that drew up the regulations for the 2009 World Calendar. This Working Group brought together representatives of all aspects of professional road cycling. Mr McQuaid also said that he was delighted that all the season’s major events could now coexist harmoniously within the new World Calendar.
The UCI then presented the details of the regulations for the 2009 World Calendar. The World Calendar brings together UCI ProTour races and Monument Events, such as the Paris-Roubaix, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. The World Calendar will have individual, team and national classifications.
2009 UCI World Calendar here
Regulations for the 2009 UCI World Calendar here