- UCI clarifies position on ""forbidden races" – Have we done this yet?
I know that a sports sanctioning body is seemingly supposed to act against the best interests of it’s sport, but the UCI really do take the biscuit!
Would this stop roadies racing local TT’s?! Wiggo et al have often ridden them in the past when at home!
Edit, are local xc series UCI sanctioned? If not, the Elites wont be able to do then if they want to ride the national series!Posted 4 years agofbkMember
The problem as I see it is, if any professional riders compete in a race not officially sanctioned by UCI/BCF, will be liable to a 1 month ban & fine. There are numerous series (UK Gravity Enduro being an obvious one in this country) that aren’t sanctioned.
edit, having said that, they do appear on the BCF calendar – not sure where that puts them. The World Enduro Series most certainly isn’t sanctioned though.. I guess it depends on how rigorously national bodies enforce the ruling.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Since the UCI is one of the monopolistic organisations I loathe the most, I’d happily join a breakaway federation. In fact from the tweet that has been retweeted a lot, I’d join just for the T-shirt…Posted 4 years ago
In response to the UCI…we should start our own federation. We could call it the Federation of Unlicensed Cool Kids Out For Fun.The Swedish ChefMember
Bike Rumor has it too. In theory it effects all licensed riders in all races not sanctioned.Posted 4 years agovincienupSubscriber
Silly question, but if the governing body of an organisation that isn’t exactly great for mountain biking in the first place sets out to wreck the scene completely for everyone but themselves, surely it’s time to just start a new and more favourable organisation… ?Posted 4 years ago
A governing organisation with no membership would have a hard time enforcing silly rules…fbkMember
Facinating article on PinkBike regarding the UCI’s recent statement on races not sanctioned by them
In short, any UCI license holder will not be allowed to participate in anything other than officially sanctioned races. This surely has huge implications, not least for the Enduro scene. Riders like Dan Atherton will have to decide whether they want anything to do with the UCI any more, given the majority of Gravity Enduro races aren’t sanctioned.
Anyone feel the UCI are regretting not supporting this side of racing and are have a tantrum?Posted 4 years ago
This rule only applies to riders holding a UCI licence. If you are a BC member, with a BC racing licence, and you do not race internationally, you can still race anything you like.
If you are a UCI rider licenced through british cycling, or any other national federation, then it will effect you. (so, thats me then.)Posted 4 years agob rMember
“No license holder may participate in an event that has not been included on a national, continental or world calendar or that has not been recognised by a national federation, a continental confederation or the UCI.
Well my (logical) reading of that is that as long as an event is in a calendar somewhere or recognised by a federation, a licence holder can ride it.
When you’ve so many ‘or’…Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
The UCI has been holding back and screwing up road cycling since the 1930s – they’re just catching up with MTB. Some of us were predicting that this kind of thing would happen if the UCI were allowed anywhere near MTB.
Best option overall is to let the UCI run the kind of races they really want to run – drug addicts riding 1930s racing bikes over the Alps – and set up a proper professional modern organisation to take care of all the other bikes.Posted 4 years ago
Best option overall is to let the UCI run the kind of races they really want to run – drug addicts riding 1930s racing bikes over the Alps – and set up a proper professional modern organisation to take care of all the other bikes.
So who is going to fund anti-doping controls in this amazing new UCI-free world? Or do you just think people will not dope when the UCI disappears?Posted 4 years agoigmSubscriber
Can Charlie confirm there will b no performance enchancing drugs at SSUKG this year please.
Pro cycling like much professional sport is often about money, power and politicking. Th UCI position is unsurprising; they basically have. Strong position and want to make it a monopoly position.Posted 4 years ago
‘Cause the UCI are ace at stopping doping, obviously.
No, the UCI are terrible at stopping doping.
But do you really think a new governing body, set up because Enduro riders and disillusioned mountain bikers don’t like the UCI, is going to have a priority to set up a robust anti-doping program?Posted 4 years agomattsccmMember
Its nothing new to sport. In fact I would have to assume that any BC licence holder would be up to date with issues like this. Anyway it is the same in many sports. If you want to play with the “official” boys you play by their rules. If you don’t want to finePosted 4 years ago
Its no big deal actually. If you or I want to ride no one cares.
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