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1893 : First Track World Championships.

1896 : First modern Olympic Games. Cycling is included in the programme.

14 April 1900: Foundation of the Union Cycliste Internationale by the Belgian, French, Italian, Swiss and United States National Federations in Paris (FRA).

1927 : First Road World Championships.

1950 : First Cyclo-Cross World Championships.

1956 : First Indoor Cycling World Championships.

1965 : Creation of the International Amateur Cycling Federation (FIAC) and the International Professional Cycling Federation (FICP). The UCI became the coordinating body for these two federations. The FIAC was established in Rome (ITA), the FICP in Luxembourg and the UCI in Geneva (CH).

1984 : First Trials World Championships.

1990 : First official Mountain Bike World Championships.

1992 : Reunification of FIAC and FICP within the UCI.
The Federation moves to Lausanne (SUI).

1993 : First official BMX World Championships.

1996 : The mountain bike becomes an Olympic sport.

14 April 2002 : Inauguration of the new UCI headquarters in Aigle (SUI)

2008 : BMX becomes an Olympic sport.



The UCI Presidents

Emile de Beukelaer (BEL, 1900-1922)

Léon Breton (FRA, 1922-1936)

Max Burgi (SUI, 1936-1939)

Alban Collignon (BEL, 1939-1947)

Achille Joinard (FRA, 1947-1958)

Adriano Rodoni (ITA, 1958-1981)

Luis Puig (ESP, 1981-1990)

Hein Verbruggen (NED, 1991-2005)

Patrick McQuaid (IRL, 2005-2013)

Brian Cookson (GBR, since 2013) 

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