On Tuesday in Switzerland, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and UCI President Pat McQuaid signed an agreement to transfer the governance of cycling for persons with a disability from the IPC to UCI.
"Over the past few years, IPC Cycling has developed significantly. This transfer of governance will help the sport of Para-Cycling to further develop and the true partnership with the UCI will be of benefit to all cyclists with a disability and the Paralympic Movement," said Craven.
Officials made the first step toward this agreement in July 2002 when the when the two organizations signed an agreement of co-operation. After several years of collaboration, the UCI indicated their interest in overseeing cycling for riders with a disability. IPC made a motion for the change in September 2006 and the governing board ratified the decision at its meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2006.