Latest UCI decisions

The UCI Management Committee met on Friday in St. Wendel, Germany, the scene of this weekend's Cyclo-cross World Championships. The Committee accepted the modification to the regulations concerning the composition of the Professional Cycling Council, meaning that the presidents of the three associations represented by this organism (AIGCP, AIOCC, CPA) will not be automatically members of the PCC.

The Management Committee was also informed of the current status of negotiations ongoing between ASO, RCS and Unipublic concerning their membership of the UCI ProTour in 2005.

The Committee approved the Mountain Bike reform which will come into force in 2006 and will see a restructuring of the UCI MTB World Cup on the basis of four series of different formats (Olympic Cross-country, Marathon Cross-country, Downhill and 4X), with a maximum of 10 events per format. During the UCI MTB World Championships, the Women's U23 category will be introduced to the Olympic Cross-country.

The 2006 Junior Track and Road World Championships have been awarded to Gand-Spa Francorchamps (Belgium), while the 2007 Indoor Cycling World's will be held in Winterthur (Switzerland). The Management Committee also approved the Cyclo-cross calendars for the 2005-2006 season (with 11 World Cup events) and the UCI 2005 Trial World Cup: (Madrid (Spa) May 7-8, Graz (Aut) July 9-10, Lausanne (Swi) September 10-11).

Finally, the UCI has recalculated its Continental Tour rankings due to an error, and José Rujano Guillen (Ven) is the leader of the UCI America Tour instead of Nilceu Santos (Bra).

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