Agents, AIGCP awaiting next developments after passing of UCI’s reforms for professional cycling

Although the details of the UCI’s reform of professional cycling are yet to be released – or, indeed, finalised – some riders agents have said that a feared impact on team sizes for 2016 haven’t proven to be as big an issue as first anticipated. Reports last month suggested that some squads were signing fewer […]


How extreme weather protocols will impact the 2016 worlds in Qatar

It’s just under a year to the start of the UCI road world championships in Doha, Qatar. Those championships will be held later than usual, running between October 9 to 16, in a bid to ensure that the scorching temperatures of the region have settled down somewhat when compared to the usual late-September timeslot. However, […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking take overall honours at the Bay Crits; Wiggins renews with Team Sky, but only until 2015 Paris-Roubaix; AIGCP managing director Eisenga says 2017 UCI WorldTour reform deadline ‘a challenge’; Cadel Evans playing down chances of Nationals win; Laurens Ten Dam’s […]


AIGCP managing director Eisenga says 2017 UCI WorldTour reform deadline ‘a challenge’

The UCI has been working for several years to try to reform the sport of professional cycling, with new team structures and smaller WorldTour rosters two of the changes previously specified as likely by the governing body. This would coincide with a reworked professional calendar and possible adjustments to the length of Grand Tours and […]

Velon interview pt I: CEO Bartlett on how group can transform cycling

Launched yesterday in what the group hopes will represent a major step forward for the growth and stability of the sport, first details of the Velon project were finally unveiled. Comprising eleven of cycling’s top WorldTour teams and targeting goals of making the sport more dramatic, introducing new technology and building a more sustainable and […]


Reactions to minimum wage and contract violations

Responding to a recent feature by CyclingTips which documented cases where riders had been required to either race for free or for a price less than the minimum wage, the riders’ association CPA, the teams’ association AIGCP and the governing body UCI have given their reactions to the situation. Riders and agents told CyclingTips earlier […]


AIGCP calls on UCI to take greater responsibility for protecting rider safety

Just over one week after the professional teams’ association AIGCP called on the organisers of the Giro d’Italia plus the race commissaires to agree to demands to revise the general classification times in the race, that body has commented further on the controversy of the Giro’s Stelvio stage, as well as an earlier leg of […]


Eisenga not ruling out further action by teams over Giro stage 16

Commenting 24 hours after the AIGCP issued a strong statement calling for a rejigging of the results from the controversial 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia, that association’s president Luuc Eisenga has said it is still awaiting a response from both the race organisers and the UCI. “It is very hard to judge for us […]