UCI Management Committee “accepts in principle” recommendations from Stakeholder Consultation
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UCI Management Committee “accepts in principle” recommendations from Stakeholder Consultation

by Ben Atkins at 4:58 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Six “crucial” and five “high-priority” recommendations from “A Bright Future for Cycling”

uciThe International Cycling Union (UCI) Management Committee has accepted in principle the eleven “crucial” and “high-priority” recommendations raised by the UCI’s own Stakeholder Consultation, titled “A Bright Future for Cycling.” During its meeting in Bergen, Norway, where it was also announcing the venues for the 2016 and 2017 BMX and mountainbike World championships, the Committee agreed to establish an action plan based on the recommendations raised in the Deloitte report.

The committee particularly decided to continue with the establishment of an independent auditor group to look into the “Armstrong Era,” and that the UCI should move forward with its discussions with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

“I am extremely happy that the Management Committee has accepted in principle the 11 recommendations,” said UCI president Pat McQuaid. “The UCI is committed to listening to its stakeholders – the people we serve – and responding to what they tell us.

“As I said when the report was first published, a number of the recommendations are already underway. In addition to the discussions with WADA around holding an independent audit, we are also in the process of developing a long-term strategic plan for cycling.”

The eleven recommendations are as follows:

“Crucial” recommendations
Restore the credibility of cycling and the public perception of the sport
Decide whether to hold an independent inquiry into the Armstrong affair and whether to offer riders an ‘amnesty’ or reduced sanctions for coming forward to that enquiry
Develop a long-term strategic plan for cycling
Further strengthen the anti-doping culture that exists in the UCI
Improve the UCI’s relationship with WADA
Restructure the pro-cycling calendar

“High-Priority” recommendations
Increase the independence of the CADF
Appoint an independent anti-doping body to sanction professional riders caught doping
Review the existing points system for pro-teams
Develop women’s cycling
Improve communication with professional road riders

In addition to the UCI Management Committee, there was also a meeting of the Professional Cycling Council (PCC), which discussed major reforms to professional cycling to be further discussed as the Management Committee meeting continues tomorrow.

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