In line with the new voting system introduced this year to increase the number of members on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, applications are now open to candidates from the BMX Freestyle and trials disciplines. Elections for the representatives of these two disciplines – one man and one woman for each discipline – will be held during the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Chengdu, China, from November 8 to 12.
Under the new voting system, not only will the number of athletes on the UCI Athletes’ Commission increase, but there will be men-women parity across all disciplines. All representatives on the Commission will be elected for a term of four years, from the 2017 UCI Congress to the 2021 UCI Congress. To be eligible, candidates must be currently active in the sport or have retired within the last four years before the election date.
Further information, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, can be found here.
Applications for the representatives of BMX Freestyle and trials must be submitted by October 28th. Candidates are requested to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final list of candidates, as well as more information about the voting procedure (exact venues and timetable) will be published on the UCI website on November 6th, before the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
Any athletes participating in the Elite BMX Freestyle or trials competitions in Chengdu will be eligible to vote for one man and one woman from the list of candidates for his or her discipline. The results of the elections will be communicated via www.uci.ch.
Elections have already been held for the representatives of cyclo-cross, track cycling, BMX racing, para-cycling, mountain bike and road, during the UCI World Championships for these six disciplines. The elected members were Katerina Nash (CZE) and Simon Zahner (SUI) for cyclo-cross; Kristina Vogel (GER) and Kenny De Ketele (BEL) for track cycling; Laura Smulders (NED) and Liam Phillips (GBR) for BMX racing; Sarah Storey (GBR) and Colin Lynch (IRL) for para-cycling; Maja Wloszczowska (POL), Lukas Flückiger (SUI), Myriam Nicole (FRA) and Greg Minnaar (RSA) for mountain bike; Marianne Vos (NED) and Bernhard Eisel (AUT) for road.