It is with great regret that we learned of the sad news that former UCI President Hein Verbruggen passed away on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

Former UCI President Hein Verbruggen

Hein was President of the former International Professional Cycling Federation (FICP) from 1984 to 1991, then UCI President from 1991 to 2005. He was also a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1996, and latterly an Honorary Member. He also held many other positions in sport and beyond, including the Presidency of SportAccord from 2004 to 2013.

His commitment, energy and passion for cycling contributed enormously to developing the sport over many years, including the creation of the UCI and World Cycling Centre here at Aigle, Switzerland.

Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.