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Schindler and Van der Velde to Head New UCI Saddle Committee



The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry, has chosen ISM Saddles’ Dave Schindler and Selle Italia’s Piet van der Velde as it’s chairpersons for the newly organized Bicycle Saddle Committee – to work with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). 

“The Saddle Committee was recently installed after a request from the UCI to provide scientific information about the development of bicycle saddles from a performance and also medical perspective,” the WFSGI said in a statement.

 “It goes with a great satisfaction that the WFSGI was able to gain two experts in the development of bicycle saddles as leaders of the group.”

Schindler, will lead the Saddle Committee meetings as chairman, while van der Velde will serve as vice chairman, supporting Schindler with his deep industry knowledge and experience.

“I’m truly honored to have been elected as chairman,” Schindler said. “This year marks a new era of openness by the UCI, with its efforts to re-examine the regulations that govern the sport of cycling. This collaboration between the UCI, the WFSGI and its members to seek the latest saddle research and technology will lead to the advancement of the health, safety and performance of all athletes governed by the UCI.”

The Saddle Committee is currently composed of seven WFSGI member companies active in the manufacturing of bicycle saddles. 

The committee was formed at the request of the UCI, in order to help study new technology and advancements in the use of  bicycle saddles in professional cycling. 


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