UCI Cross Country riders representatives statement following
Communiqué n°18 (Elite Start Order)
It's great to have big names from different disciplines in our sport and we can't wait to race
But we are really not happy how the UCI is treating our discipline by changing rules
regarding start position one day before the race.
The point at this time is not whether or not the rule being applied is fair, unfair or suitable -
this is a topic for another day. The concern is the way and timing that UCI has applied and
enforced this rule. And the consequences that follow for individual riders and teams with
Olympic games quota positions likely to be impacted. At this moment it's not only about
contesting the World Championships, but the Olympic start positions that are being fought
for along side.
It is evident that UCI has contradicted itself in the application of the rule. Hours out from the
start of the World Championships is not time to selectively look for rules and we express our
deep disappointment and frustration with this situation caused by the UCI.
UCI riders representatives Rebecca McCONNELL Maxime MAROTTE
Nino SCHURTER, Jolanda NEFF, Jordan SARROU, Loana LECOMTE, Lars FORSTER,
Haley BATTEN, Alan HATHERLY, Sina FREI, Henrique AVANCINI, Alessandra KELLER,
Mathias FLÜCKIGER, Linda INDERGAND, Titouan CAROD, Anne TERPSTRA, Ondrej
CINK, Emeline DETILLEUX, Martin VIDAURRE KOSSMANN, Léna GERAULT, Thomas
GRIOT, Janika LÕIV, Bartlomiej WAWAK, Anton COOPER, Thomas LITSCHER, Jens
SCHUERMANS, Pierre DE FROIDMONT, Sebastian FINI CARSTENSEN, Luca
SCHWARZBAUER, Joshua DUBAU, Victor KORETZKY…