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UCI applies IOC stance, banning Russian and Belarusian teams, events

UCI applies IOC stance, banning Russian and Belarusian teams, events

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has issued a statement in light of deepening Russian aggression in Ukraine, aligning the organisation with the International Olympic Committee…

Thursday, Mar 03

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has issued a statement in light of deepening Russian aggression in Ukraine, aligning the organisation with the International Olympic Committee in issuing a full UCI Calendar participation ban on Russian and Belarusian cycling teams.

Having held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, the sport’s governing body began its statement by saying it “wishes to see a return to peace as rapidly as possible and calls for the respect of Olympic values. Indeed, sport in general and cycling in particular are vehicles of peace, friendship, solidarity and tolerance.”

Alongside the UCI seeks to provide aid to the Ukraine cycling community and has reached out to the President and representatives of the Ukraine National Federation and expects during the UEC Congress in Denmark this weekend to have a better view on what help can be provided. During this time the UCI “has committed to welcoming Ukrainian athletes to the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), its education and training centre in Aigle, Switzerland.”

The International Olympic Committee made its decision swiftly after the advance of the Russian army, on February 28th applying bans to Russian teams from events.

The teams now affected are: UCI ProTeam Gazprom – RusVelo (RUS)

UCI Continental Team Vozrozhdenie (RUS)

UCI Track Team Marathon – Tula Cycling Team (RUS) UCI Continental Team CCN Factory Racing (BLR) UCI Continental Team Minsk Cycling Club (BLR) UCI Women’s Continental Team Minsk Cycling Club (BLR). Furthermore, all events set for Russia and Belarus are now cancelled and no further registrations will be […]

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