Union Cycliste Internationale
English  |  Français  
Search ▪
Home Road Track Mountain Bike Cyclo-cross BMX Trials Indoor cycling Para-cycling Cycling for all
News
Agrandir le texte Réduire le texte Imprimer la page Envoyer l'article

Title:

Oman Cycling Association President visits UCI

Date:

23.05.2013

Description:

Motivated to see cycling in his country develop even further, the President of the Oman Cycling Association Saïf Suba Al Rashidi talked to the UCI President and numerous heads of department during his day at the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland.

As well as discussions with Pat McQuaid, the Oman Cycling Association President met with World Cycling Centre Director Frédéric Magné, UCI Marketing and Events Director Gerrit Middag, UCI Manager of National Federation Relations Dominique Raymond, and the Coordinators for Road, Track and Commissaires.

Mr Al Rashidi talked about his wish to set up a long-term training strategy for athletes with a view to their participation in World Championships and the Olympic Games. He would also like to see a UCI Continental Team registered in his country that could participate in the UCI Asia Tour.

For the President of the Oman Association, the development of cycling should by no means be restricted to elite-level athletes. He would like to encourage and inspire more young people take up the sport, and is also looking at ways to raise the level of coaches and Commissaires with courses as well as practical experience for Commissaires at the Tour of Oman.

Aside road cycling, Mr Al Rashidi spoke about his ambitions to see Oman with a mountain bike event on the UCI International calendar, and also sought advice for the construction of a velodrome. In a bid to encourage cycling among the general population, a pilot project for a cycling network has been put in place in Muscat.

“We are preparing a strategy for cycling in Oman and appreciate the expertise and technical support of the UCI,” explained the President of the Oman Cycling Association. “We are getting stronger and already have a world class race with the Tour of Oman where top athletes come to prepare for the season.”

Characteristics:
Back
  Publications  Links  Employment  FAQ  Contacts  RSS