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WFSGI Updates on UCI Cooperation at Taipei Cycle

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OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland – To update the bicycle industry on the latest developments in disc brake approval, the wheel committee and the cooperation with the UCI, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) invites the industry for a public meeting at Taipei Cycle Show next week.

WFSGI Updates on UCI Cooperation at Taipei Cycle
At Taipei Cycle the WFSGI will give an update status to get disc brakes approved in road racing. – Photo Bike Europe

“We are looking back on a very exciting and progressive year in the collaboration with the UCI on further developments on technical rules and regulations,” says Robbert de Kock, secretary general of the WFSGI. “The great effort of the WFSGI Bicycle members in collaboration with the UCI in order to get disc brakes approved in road racing took a lot of resources, but should soon lead to a result.”

At Eurobike in Friedrichshafen the WFSGI installed a technical Committee regarding rules and regulations of saddles in road racing. A sophisticated group of experts is working with the UCI to modify the current regulations. The WFSGI Wheel Committee worked out a new approval procedure for wheels which should replace the current tests at Sirris in Belgium.

Brand abuse project

At the Taipei Cycle meeting, Michele Provera of Italian company Convey (www.convey.it) will present an update about the latest results and achievements in the WFSGI Bicycle Online Brand Abuse project.

The WFSGI will share the information during a meeting which is open to the press and public:

  • Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30
  • Location: Taipei Cycle Show, Nangang Exhibition hall
  • Room: No. 404, 4th floor

Representing more than 70 bicycle brands and manufacturers the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has become an important organization for the bicycle industry and the voice towards the UCI, the International Olympic Committee, United Nations agencies and governments.

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