From July 6 to July 16, anyone wishing to contribute to the evolution of road cycling can give their opinion on the subject by participating in an on-line survey conducted by cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The questions concern numerous points that may or may not make road cycling even more enthralling: use of earpieces by teams and their riders, use of power metres in competition, team size and budgets, format of events, how events are broadcast and provision of on-screen data during races, to cite just a few.
The survey is available in eight languages, French, English, Spanish, Arab, Russian, Portuguese, German and Italian. Participants in the survey will go into a draw to win three nights for two people at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (Great Britain), including access to the VIP hospitality lounge. Lucky winners will also receive a rainbow jersey signed by the 2019 UCI World Champions.
This survey is one of the elements of a consultation procedure involving cycling’s different stakeholders which also includes interviews with people from cycling’s different extended families, and an ad hoc working group comprising representatives of teams, riders and organisers but also, and importantly, media and broadcasters. A series of propositions will be drawn up based on the findings, with a view to their approval by the Professional Cycling Council and the UCI Management Committee in 2020.
The UCI President David Lappartient said, “Developing the appeal of road cycling in a world that is changing is one of the central aims of the UCI’s Agenda 2022. To do this, it is essential to have the opinion not only of cycling’s different stakeholders, but also the wider public, both committed fans and casual spectators. The survey that we are launching today offers everyone the chance to give their opinion and is part of a wider consultation process that will enable the UCI to take steps to modernize road cycling that will meet the expectations of as many people as possible. My thanks go to all those who take a few minutes of their time to contribute to the evolution of our sport.”
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