The International Cycling Union (UCI) President, Pat McQuaid, travelled to Turkmenistan to meet with its cycling dignitaries last week, November 3 to 5. The Irishman met with the Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee (NOC), Azat Muradov, and the President of the Cycling Federation of Turkmenistan, Bayram Saparaliyev, to discuss the country's cycling infrastructure.
They discussed the construction of Turkmenistan's velodrome, which workers will start to build this January. Other topics included the possibility of setting up a national training centre and the growth of the country's diverse cycling disciplines over the next few years.
The Turkmenistan Cycling Federation is a member of the Asian Cycling Federation.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)