The Annual General Meeting of the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) was held in Havana, Cuba, last Saturday. On the agenda was the election of the COPACI president, where José Manuel Pelaez Rodriguez was confirmed. Pat McQuaid, the President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), also attended the meeting and spoke about the development of cycling in America.
McQuaid presented a four-year plan for the development of cycling on the American continent. He talked about the fight against doping and the UCI's latest initiative in this domain, the biological passport. The UCI was also represented by its Head of National Federations relations, Dominique Raymond and the UCI America Tour adviser, Pierre Hutsebaut.
Pelaez Rodriguez is also the Vice President of the UCI Management Committee. Several other Vice Presidents were elected. Steve McCauley (USA) for the North America region, Glauco Pinto (Costa Rica) – Central America, Trevor Bailey (VIN) – Caribbean and Luis Ramirez (Ecuador) – South America.