UCI wants to set training allocations

. annual conference Management Committee Del UCI. This was an opportunity to first approve the 2023 competition calendar for the various UCI disciplines, including, most importantly, the formalization of the World Championships headquarters in Haute-Savoie, France, for 2027.

But many other initiatives have been introduced, from the project’s “green” initiatives to reduce emissions from sporting events, to amending regulations to allow participation in high-profile international events. refugee athletes, Especially in the World Cup and the World Cup for the various disciplines of the International Cycling Union. Establishing sports refugee status would allow athletes who have achieved this statute to participate in important events without necessarily being affiliated, as the regulations now require, to the national federation of their home country.

On the sidelines of these initiatives, it is interesting to highlight the response given by UCI President David Lappartint to the President of the Luxembourg Federation, Camille Dahm, announcing that the UCI Steering Committee and the Professional Cycling Council have decided to create training allowance, so “with immediate application”, there will be an economic return in the clubs and teams that have trained riders since the age of 15. For which the salary scale has been prepared. An initiative described by LaPartint as “a major step forward requested by the national federations”.

Training suits are a very old topic, already mentioned in professional bike repair in 1962, before they were almost immediately abandoned. In recent years, they have often been the subject of renewed debates, particularly under the Luxembourgish rush of President Dahm. David LaPartiente had promised to implement this reform in his second term, and he appears to have kept his word.

Another decision from the UCI that seems related is that the rules will be changed so that the riders’ agents can only sign them after their rookie years.

More is supposed to be known in November at the upcoming UCI commission in the Netherlands, but these two reforms could have a huge impact on cycling, a sport that has certainly developed recently in terms of youth recruitment.

Training allowance must be worked to give a minimum of fair play Finance, just as Lappartint explained: “The idea is that there is a price to pay for runners who pass the Pro, whether it’s the WorldTour or Continental Pro, and that that money can go back to baseline. Then, it will be up to the national federations to decide locally how to organize the system, either by dividing this money among the clubs that have trained the jockeys or by keeping it for themselves. Anyway, this compensation must apply to all countries and passengers, otherwise we will have a distortion of competition“.

A sentence that seems to set its hands on any resistance on the part of one of the parties involved. But in the meantime, the path seems to have taken it.