Posted by Editoress on 02/6/13
The UCI Management Committee held meetings at the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, and announced a number of decisions.
First, they released the locations for a number of world championships:
2013 UCI Mountain Bike 4X: Leogang (Austria) - moved from Pietermaritzburg
2014 UCI Mountain Bike Masters: Lillehammer (Norway)
2014 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials: Hafjell/Lillehammer (Norway)
2015 UCI Juniors Track: Astana (Kazahkstan)
2016 UCI Cyclo-cross: Heusden-Zolder (Belgium)
The Management Committee approved the 2013-2014 Track and Cyclo-cross calendars and the 2013 Cycling for All calendar, as well as the 2014 Mountain Bike and BMX provisional calendars.
Among the Management Committee's decisions at the meeting was the extension to the 2013 season of the status quo concerning the use of two-way radio (earpieces) in UCI WorldTour and Women's World Cup events.
The Management Committee confirmed the inclusion of the Enduro format in the Mountain Bike discipline from 2014 and also approved the organisation of a round of the Para-cycling World Cup in Merano-Marlengo (Italy) on 7-9 June 2013.
With regards to the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Management Committee expressed its support for a proposal to be made to the International Olympic Committee for the addition to the cycling programme of a Points Race, BMX Freestyle and Mountain Bike Eliminator events for both men and women.
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