Road to elect its UCI Athletes’ Commission representatives
Athletes and recently-retired athletes in the sport of road who wish to serve on the UCI Athletes’ Commission can now submit applications to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
In line with the renewal of all UCI Commissions in 2017, applications are now open to candidates from the road discipline on the UCI Athletes' Commission. Elections for the two road representatives – one man and one woman – will be held during the 2017 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Bergen (NOR) from September 17 to 24.
Under the new voting system, not only will the number of athletes on the UCI Athletes’ Commission increase, but there will be men-women parity across all disciplines. All representatives on the Commission will be elected for a term of four years, from the 2017 UCI Congress to the 2021 UCI Congress. To be eligible, candidates must be currently active in the sport or have retired within the last four years before the election date. Further information, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.
Applications for the two road representatives may be submitted until September 8. Candidates are requested to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final list of candidates will be published on the UCI website on September 14 before the start of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships.
At the event, the vote will be carried out as follows:
• 19 September (14:00-18:00) – Upon exit of Festplassen Mixed Zone, next to Transponder tent.
• 20 September (10:00-12:00) – In Team Parking Area (Lars Gate Hill) near Medical Tent
• 20 September (13:00-18:00) – Upon exit of Mt Floyen Mix Zone, next to Transponder tent.
• 21 September (10:00-13:30) – In Team Parking Area (Lars Gate Hill) near Medical Tent
Any athletes participating in the Elite competitions at Bergen will be eligible to vote. The results of the elections will be communicated via www.uci.ch.
Elections have already been held for cyclo-cross, track cycling and BMX representatives during the UCI World Championships for the three disciplines, with para-cycling and mountain bike representatives to be elected during respectively the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg (SA) from August 31 to September 3, and the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships taking place in Cairns (AUS) from September 5 to 9.
The elected members were Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) and Simon Zahner (Switzerland) for cyclo-cross, Kristina Vogel (Germany) and Kenny De Ketele (Belgium) for track cycling, and Laura Smulders (NED) and Liam Phillips (GBR) for BMX.