The CPA's steering committee has met at the Imola2020 World Championships

from 01/10/20

The sun shines again on the cycling world and the World Championship in Imola, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, represented a restart for competitive cycling. Also this was done considering all necessary safety measures due to the virus that has upset the competitive season and the lives of men and women everywhere.

During the Road World Championship which celebrated the victories of Anna van der Breggen, Filippo Ganna and Julian Alaphilippe, the Steering Committee of the International Association of Riders have met and many topics have been discussed such as the amendments to the CPA statute to officially welcome the female sector and to allow the athletes to vote electronically in the CPA Assembly.

«These are changes that we have wanted to implement for some time and that are finally about to become reality. After working on the creation of the centralized platform for the prize money management, having dealt with the COVID emergency in professional cycling, the health protocols and negotiations with the other stakeholders of our sport, we are dedicating ourselves to giving an internal organization to the CPA Women, which is growing hand in hand with women's cycling. We also discussed the introduction of electronic voting for our members, especially to facilitate the participation and voting of riders in the CPA Assembly. The vote of the individual riders, as members of the CPA, was already foreseen by our statute but now we would like to make it possible even remotely» comments the CPA president, Mr. Gianni Bugno at the end of the works.

The representatives of the athletes have talked a lot about safety, putting on paper all the proposals that will be made to the stakeholders who will meet in a working committee in October. The CPA will ask that the barriers and protections will be regulated more precisely, that the inspection of the race courses will be carried out by an independent commission, that a minimum safety distance will be adopted between the vehicles and the group, that the sanctions for those who causes accidents and irresponsible organizers will be stricter and that these will get reinvested in the safety of the riders.

A new regulation for the transition fund is also being studied, to find more effective solutions when the riders retire, to get new funding and a distribution system that can help due to the increasing number of retiring athletes. Last but not least, it was decided to create a new application that will help the CPA improve its services for riders with an easier communication between them and the CPA representatives during the races and beyond.


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