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CPA meets to discuss 2009

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
October 08, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:53 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, October 8, 2008

The management committee of the Professional Cyclists Association (CPA) met in Geneva on Tuesday...

The management committee of the Professional Cyclists Association (CPA) met in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon to address a wide-ranging agenda.

The committee discussed issues such as the development of a new world calendar and a new world ranking, in addition to rider numbers on teams, minimum and unpaid wages, race prizes and race safety. Communication with the riders was another important area addressed, with the commission deciding to establish a forum guaranteeing rider anonymity which will enable them to express themselves about various subjects relating to their profession.

The obligations of riders in relation the biological passport were discussed, and it was decided that the solidarity fund for retired riders will no longer be allocated to those who end their career following a positive control. The CPA, with representatives of the national associations and members of the riders’ council who were present, decided to create working commissions to present specific proposals to cycling's various stakeholders relating to safeguarding the jobs of professional riders.

The next meeting of the Management Committee of the CPA will be held in mid-December.

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