IPCT calls for peace through arbitration

In response to increasing tensions and threats leading up to the Paris-Nice race set to begin March 9, the International Professional Cycling Teams (IPCT) association called for arbitration to resolve the escalating immediate conflict between the UCI and ASO organizers. The IPCT confirmed Wednesday that it had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to intervene in the well-known confrontation, which most recently centered on the French Paris-Nice event.

"In this affair, the teams and their riders are caught between a rock and a hard place," read IPCT's statement which added that the organization "did not want to take part in this conflict, but must protect the interests of members." The IPCT is asking CAS to decide if the teams and their riders have a right to take part in Paris-Nice without being exposed to a risk of sanctions from the UCI.

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