The Cyclists' Alliance launch new 'stamp of approval' for rider agents

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Women's peloton (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Cyclists' Alliance (TCA) has launched a new initiative called the Approved Agent Quality Standard that acts as a stamp of approval to officially recognise agents and representatives who adhere to a set of minimum standards and ethics that are outlined in its own charter. Emma Wade of Bespoke-M, Gijs van 't Westeinde of Zeloo, and Steve Fry of M2 Sports are the first three rider agents to have earned the recognition.

"The Approved Agent Quality Standard is yet another practical step towards raising professional standards and setting benchmarks across the peloton," said TCA co-founder Iris Slappendel. "Riders will be able to easily connect with ‘Approved Agents’ and ultimately improve their opportunities and economic situations."

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.