The UCI has today decided to prepare a formal complaint to the European Commission concerning the anti-competitive conduct of the organizers of the Grands Tours.
The organizers of the Grands Tours have acted as a cartel in order to protect their own dominant position in the field of professional road cycling.
In particular the organizers of the Grands Tours have deliberately tried to undermine the development of the UCI ProTour.
This conduct is detrimental to the interest of teams, riders and the wider development of cycling in Europe and in the world as a whole.
The UCI has repeatedly tried to engage the organizers of the Grands Tours in a constructive dialogue; however they have refused to cooperate in any meaningful way leaving the UCI with no alternative other than to seek intervention by the European Commission in this matter.
UCI Press Service