Smulders and Phillips Join UCI Athlete Commission

August 7, 2017 by  

Smulders and Phillips Elected to UCI Athlete Commission

As most of the world’s top Elite riders converged on Rock Hill, SC for the 2017 Worlds, another decision would come out of the event, apart from the four Rainbow Jersey Champions: the two duly-elected representatives to be named as BMX representatives to the UCI Athlete Commission.

The stated mission of the Athlete Commission, as defied by UCI, in a release, is as follows:

- Present the UCI Management Committee with a wide-range of considerations in order to improve the role of athletes in all disciplines;

- Promote/improve the respect and rights of athletes across all forms of cycling and in all disciplines;

- Promote ethics and all fair play rules inherent to the practice of cycling at all levels;

- Provide a direct link with the UCI Management Committee for major events;

- Inform athletes of the range of professional training available to them during and after their sporting careers;

- Act as ambassadors and role models for all disciplines and at all levels.

Rounding out the six-member commission are Kristina Vogel (Germany) and Kenny De Ketele (Belgium), and Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) and Simon Zahner (Switzerland), respectively, elected as track cycling and cyclocross representatives, two members apiece.

Of the eligible riders eligible to vote for their favored candidate, a little less than half exercised the privilege.

Liam, Laura and the other members will serve a four-year term, ending at the UCI Congress in 2021.

Congrats to both of them on their election.

Smulders and Phillips Elected to UCI Athlete Commission