Riders to face Paris-Nice fallout

The peloton rolls towards Nice.

The peloton rolls towards Nice. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The UCI has scheduled a meeting with riders for March 25 to discuss the consequences for their participation in Paris - Nice. A press release from the governing body stated that the UCI refrained from making any declarations during the race in order to let the riders concentrate on the event.

The meeting is to discuss any relevant information relating to the riders' participation in the non-UCI sanctioned event. The evaluation will take into account the fact that Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), with the collusion of the French Cycling Federation (FFC), deliberately removed Paris - Nice from the organisational structure of the UCI, thus creating a problematic situation for riders and teams alike.

The UCI has also stated that it will open a disciplinary procedure against the FFC and its President, with a view to imposing sanctions as a result of the part they played in the development of the situation.

As far as the riders and their teams are concerned, the UCI will ask for measures appropriate to the situation, according to the release.

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