UCI makes financial contributions to UNIO and CPA Women

Tour of Flanders
The women's peloton at the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI announced Thursday that it has made financial contributions to the women’s teams association UNIO and the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) women's section. The sports governing body also acknowledged that it has officially recognised the two associations following a virtual meeting of the UCI Management Committee from February 2-3.

"Despite the current complicated situation, the well-being of riders remains an important element for the UCI," read the UCI press statement

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

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.