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    Way to go UCI !

    Dear President, It has recently come to our attention that some National Federations are experiencing difficulties in the interpretation and application of the rules relating to “forbidden races”, namely Articles 1.2.019, 1.2.020 and 1.2.021 of the UCI Regulations.
    With this in mind, we would like to provide the following clarification which we hope you will find useful. Article 1.2.019 of the UCI Regulations states “No licence 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. A national federation may grant special exceptions for races or particular events run in its own country.” The objective of this regulation is to protect the hard work and resources you pour into the development of your events at national level. It allows for a federative structure, something which is inherent in organised sport and which is essential to being a part of the Olympic movement. Of course the regulation also allows the UCI, in line with its mission as an international federation, to guarantee uniform regulation.
    Article 1.2.019 applies to all licence holders, without exception. It does not solely concern professional riders or just the members of UCI teams, contrary to certain statements in the press and on some blogs. The second paragraph of Article 1.2.019 affords each national federation the facility to grant a special exception for specific races or events taking place in its territory. Special races or events are understood to be cycle events which are not registered on the national calendar of the country’s federation or on the UCI international calendar. This generally concerns events that are occasional and which do not recur, most often organised by persons or entities who do not belong to the world of organised sport. For example, an event may be organised by an association that does not have a link to the National Federation, such as a race specifically for members of the armed forces, fire fighters or students or perhaps as part of a national multisport event. With the exception of these special cases, the National Federation is not permitted to grant an exemption to a cycle event which is held, deliberately or not, outside the federative movement. For example, in no case should an exception be granted to a cycling event that is organised by a person or entity who regularly organises cycling events. The objective of Article 1.2.019 is that exemptions should only be granted in exceptional cases. Licence holders who participate in a “forbidden race” make themselves liable not only to sanctions by their National Federation, as scheduled by Article 1.2.021 of the UCI regulations, but also run the risk of not having sufficient insurance cover in the event of an accident.
    Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please accept our kindest regards,
    Pat McQuaid, President
    So basically UCI prohibits racers to participate in non-UCI event ... And there goes my license ...
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    So they're trying to ban pros from the following events.

    UK Gravity Enduros, Les 2 Alps, Megavalanche, Reunion Island, Downieville, Crankworx, Mountain of Hell, Finale Super Enduro, Enduro World Series. You know, the little stuff...

    What can possibly go wrong?

    I expect the big teams (Syndicate, CRC, TWR, Monster Spesh, Giant) to call the UCI's bluff on this, since they've been turning up to these events for years I highly doubt anyone of McQuiads cronies has the balls to try and sanction them when they carry on as normal.

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    Unless you have a PRO license issued by the UCI, this doesn't apply to you, at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Unless you have a PRO license issued by the UCI, this doesn't apply to you, at all.
    Not true, the UCI 'clarified' the matter last week, it applies to all holders of UCI licenses, period. Semi-pro, weekend racer, world cup rider, it applies to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    I expect the big teams (Syndicate, CRC, TWR, Monster Spesh, Giant) to call the UCI's bluff on this, since they've been turning up to these events for years I highly doubt anyone of McQuiads cronies has the balls to try and sanction them when they carry on as normal.
    One large team has already called their bluff:

    http://www.uscup.net/up/file/pdf/Sho...AC%20Stand.pdf

    I expect more to follow suit.
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    Exactly, it applies to everyone who has a UCI license whether you're pro or not. I for one won't be participating in any UCI approved race, UCI races < Grassroots races anyway.
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