Our projects are the result of great passion for the riders

Over the years we've done big and small projects for the riders - here are the most significant

Our organization cannot rely on a large staff and financial resources. Therefore, each project on which we invest our time must be carefully selected and necessary for the riders.

 

CPA’s delegates at the races

In 2015, the CPA launched the delegates project, with a view to ensuring the presence of one representative in each WorldTour race. Said representative will take action in all instances in order to defend the riders.

 

Extreme weather conditions protocol and discussion for the safety of the riders

Also in 2015, the CPA submitted the draft of an extreme weather protocol to the stakeholders so as to enable modifications in the time schedule and the route, neutralisation or cancellation of races in the event that the safety of the riders is put at risk.
This protocol has applied to all World Tour and HC races since the 2016 season.

 

In later years this protocol was joined by one for discussion of important rider safety issues that a race may present. Through this protocol, CPA delegates, on behalf of the riders, can discuss with the various parts of the race to prevent risks and accidents.

 

Centralized prize money management platform

One of CPA's most revolutionary projects was the creation of a centralized and automated rider prize money management platform in 2019. This now ensures transparency and control over riders' prize payments.


Telegram groups for the communication with riders at races

To help interaction between delegates and riders at races, a communication system was created based on race-specific Telegram groups. Riders are given a link to join the group corresponding to the race in which they will be engaged. They can present their requests to the CPA delegate who is in the group, and the latter can report on actions taken or communications received from the organization.

 

The telegram groups are a perfect way not to leave riders alone at the races and to allow dialogue and joint decisions of the whole group.
This method is also used for communication between CPA and representatives from each team on urgent decisions to be made or important messages.

 

A new APP at the service of riders

To be even closer to riders, CPA has designed MyCPA , an APP where riders can find all the information the association wants to send them. Riders can enter the APP to find the Telegram group and safety notices for each race, newsletters, polls and the section to vote in CPA meetings. To have their union always at their fingertips.

 

Transition of riders to a new career

CPA is working on creating a platform that can help riders build a new career after cycling. This project, still a work in progress, aims to accompany athletes toward training programs built on their aptitudes, both during and at the end of their careers.

Riders EWP Delegate

JosŤ Luis Desantos will be the CPA delegate and Extreme Weather Protocol riders representative at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.


Joint agreement

Every two years, the CPA & the AIGCP sign a new joint agreement which establishes the minimum standards for working conditions such as wages and insurance.

CPA’s projects

The association “Cyclistes Professionnels Associés” represents the interests of the professional riders and their safety during the races come always first.

CPA Women

CPA Women is part of CPA and is the only international association of professional female riders, giving female athletes a voice.