Para-cycling Joins UCI

On Tuesday in Switzerland, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and...

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.

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