If the IOC has killed track cycling, the UCI is an accessory to the murder (BikeBiz.com)


Jan 3, 2005
British and Australian cycle orgs are furious with the International Cycling Union (UCI) for recommending the deletion of the kilo and women's 500m track race to the International Olympic Committee. Trackies who specialise in the kilometre race - such as Scotland's Golden Olympian Chris Hoy - have all but seen their careers curtailed in one crazy decision. And future government funding for cycle sport could be cut as a result...

In a curt statement, the Management Committee of the UCI said it has agreed to "take off the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Program the medals of Track Men Kilometer Time Trial and Women 500m Time Trial."

The UCI - no shrinking violet - said the IOC had "imposed this measure."

However, most experts believe it could only have been the UCI which made the decision which events to cull, with the IOC ratifying the UCI choice.


Similar threads