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UCI Decision Widely Opposed

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MAARSSEN, Netherlands (June 17) – A decision by the UCI (Union Cycliste International) to exclude such classic track numbers as the 1 kilometre sprint from the Olympics has lead to huge protest. ‘Unprecedented in cycling’ as even the UCI itself calls the number of people that have signed an online petition against this change. Cycling […]

MAARSSEN, Netherlands (June 17) – A decision by the UCI (Union Cycliste International) to exclude such classic track numbers as the 1 kilometre sprint from the Olympics has lead to huge protest. ‘Unprecedented in cycling’ as even the UCI itself calls the number of people that have signed an online petition against this change. Cycling has been part of the new Olympics since its conception – and has been on the programme 25 times. Classic track numbers have very much been part of what the Olympics stand for, and maybe the 1000 metre sprint is one of the most iconic of all track races. Many well known cyclist have signed the petition – and many more people that are either involved in the bike business or just love cycling. If you feel the same and want to keep the fireworks of the 1000 metre sprint on the Olympic programme go to: http://www.petitiononline.com/1000k/petition.html – and sign too: we just did! (MH)

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