EFE · Road Competition · 03/24/2020
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has issued a statement on Tuesday indicating that it “has taken note with satisfaction” of the agreement reached between the Japanese Government, the Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020.
“The postponement of the Games until the year 2021 benefits the health and sports interests of athletes, as well as of all persons and interested parties. Cycling, the historical sport of the Olympic Games and the third Olympic sport in terms of he medals with his five disciplines (road, track, mountain bike, BMX racing and BMX freestyle), he has made important decisions in the same direction in the last few weeks to protect health and ensure sports equity both in what It respects its international calendar as well as the Olympic and Paralympic qualification procedures for cycling, “the UCI notes in its note.
“Our federation is in close contact with the IOC to adjust its ranking procedure to the decisions made in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” he adds.
The decision to postpone the 2020 Games will also be taken into account by the UCI when drawing up its international calendar in the context of the coronavirus.
“As indicated in its announcement on March 18, the UCI has given priority to the establishment of a new calendar, in particular with regard to the big laps and the so-called Monuments, with a view to the resumption of the 2020 season” , indicates.
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