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Mission Statement

The International Cycling Union (UCI), a non-profit-making organization founded on 14 April 1900, is the association of the National Cycling Federations. Its headquarters are in Aigle, Switzerland.


The aims of the UCI are as follows:


- regulating cycling at international level;
- promoting cycling in every country throughout the world and at all levels;
- organizing the World Championships for all disciplines;
- encouraging friendly relations between members of the cycling family;
- promoting sporting ethics and fair play;
- representing the sport of cycling and defending its interests on national and international bodies;
- collaborating with the International Olympic Committee with respect to Olmpic cycling events.

Our mission states that the UCI means to develop and promote all aspects of cycling. This is because cycling is more than just a competitive sport. It is also a leisure activity and an environmentally friendly means of transport.

In addition to our statutory aims, we pay particular attention to the following areas:

raining and development

The World Cycling Centre, headquarters of the International Cycling Union founded in Aigle, Switzerland, is a coaching and training centre recognized by the International Olympic Committee...
(see The activities of the World Cycling Centre 2002-2006)

The fight against doping

For over 40 years, ridersí health and promoting the ethics of sport have been core concerns of the International Cycling Union (UCI), making it one of the pioneers in this field...
(see The Fight against Doping - Stamping out cheating, The UCI and the Fight against Doping)

Developing equipment

Being aware of the potential dangers and problems posed by a loss of control over the technical aspects of cycling, the UCI Management Committee has on 8thOctober 1996 in Lugano, taken a number of measures...
(see the Lugano Charter)


- The Code outlines the main principles guiding the actions of its members.
  (see the UCI Code of Ethics)

- The UCI adheres to the declaration from Panathlon International : "Ethics in Youth Sports"


It may happen, in exceptional circumstances, that a rider, team, club, organiser, National Fe­deration or any other member of the cycling family, is put in a difficult situation which requires the UCI through its friendship to intervene and help the victim.
(more information about the UCI Solidarity Fund)

Good governance

The Rules of good governance give the means, in terms of structure and procedure, which enable to ensure the concrete implementation of the Code of Ethics.

(see the UCIís Rules of Good Governance)

Protecting the environment

The protection of the environment and the application of the principles of sustainable development are fundamental duties for all individuals in society. As an International Federation, the International Cycling Union is committed to assume its responsibilities in this respect.

(see Charter Cycling and the Environment )

Promoting womenís cycling

Season after season, the Women Road World Cup includes more events and the level of participation increased. This is just one of the many examples of the UCI concern for promoting women's cycling.
(see 2006 UCI Woment World Cup presentation document)

Involving disabled people

Giving everyone the opportunity to express their potential is something which guides the actions of the IPC and the UCI at all times. This mutual desire was given concrete expression through a co-operation agreement signed in 2002 by Hein Verbruggen, UCI President, and Philip Craven, IPC President...
(see Letís ride together! ).




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