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by Mark Zalewski
June 4, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Gilbert wins stage at Tour de Luxembourg; Pujol climbs to Mt. Fuji win in Tour of Japan; Chicchi fastest in Boucles de la Mayenne stage 1; GP Gatineau: Wells wins road race, Neben fastest in time trial; UCI strengthens code of ethics, establishes term limits; After head of its Anti-Doping Committee challenges existing regulations, USA Cycling cuts ties; Russian track cyclist tests positive from London Olympics; Professional Cyclist Association calls for new safety measures; Calls for Belgian lottery to sell team; Investigation finds carbon fork failure caused cyclist death; Amgen Tour of California by the numbers; Rise – Inside Team Dimension Data; Sam Bennett rocks the training ride
The UCI management committee met this week in Lausanne, Switzerland, and adopted a “strengthened and wide reaching code of ethics,” as well as a new constitution.
“The adoption of the newly strengthened Code of Ethics is another very important step towards ensuring the very highest standards of good governance at the UCI,” said UCI president Brian Cookson.
In a statement the UCI said the new rules will be more in-line with the International Olympic Committee code of ethics, “covering crucial issues including integrity, neutrality, non-discrimination and conflicts of interest.”
Conflicts of interest have been a long-time criticism of the UCI during previous administrations, including the operation of the UCI’s own race promotion entity, Global Cycling Productions, run under former president Pat McQuaid.
Another outcome of the meeting was a new constitution which includes presidential term limits for the first time. Also included was the establishment of equal prize money for men and women in the time trial at the road world championships. This makes all prize money at UCI world championships equal.
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