The UCI announces the updated qualification systems for BMX Freestyle for Tokyo 2020. Following the rescheduling of the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked all International Federations with sports included in the Tokyo 2020 competition programme but whose qualification was not yet complete to review their qualification systems and propose a contingency plan. The UCI did this for a.o. BMX Freestyle, as qualification was not yet terminated for this discipline. Based on the UCI’s contingency plan, it was proposed to make some amendments to the qualification systems which had last been revised in 2020 to take into account the freezing of the UCI rankings as of 3 March 2020, and the change of date of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Since 2016, the Union Cycliste Internationale and Hurricane Group have been working together to support the development of BMX Freestyle and offer the best conditions for progression to riders. The accomplishments achieved so far in both BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland, have encouraged both parties to continue their collaboration until 2028. Hurricane Group and the Union Cycliste Internationale announced today that they have signed a new collaboration agreement until 2028. Initiated in 2016, this partnership began with the introduction of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cups exclusively at FISE World Series stages and in 2018 extended to include the BMX Flatland World Cups also.
Based on the assessment made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the current situation related to the COVID-19 epidemic, and the restrictive measures taken by a number of countries within Europe and beyond prohibiting, in particular, gatherings and movement of people, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces a series of decisive measures with the aim of ensuring the maximum protection of health of all those involved in cycling events and sporting equity between participants. Not wishing to contribute to the spread of the virus and with the aim of ensuring sporting equity in its competitions, the UCI, after several crisis meetings held at the end of last week and over the weekend, has taken the following measures:
The safety of athletes being a priority mission of the UCI, organisers are expressly requested to cancel any cycling event on the UCI International Calendar in territories identified at risk by the WHO;
Suspension of all classifications for all events on the UCI International Calendar, across all disciplines, from 15 March 2020 and until further notice but at least until 3 April 2020. By freezing the points during the period indicated, the UCI is preserving sporting equity for the athletes;
With regard to the qualification procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,
In line with the announcement it made on 4 November 2019, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) approved its new regulations on the eligibility of transgender athletes to compete in events on the UCI International Calendar. The decision was made at the meeting of its Management Committee in Dübendorf (Switzerland) on 30 January. The new regulations, which will come into effect on 1 March 2020, are designed to encourage transgender athletes to compete in the category corresponding to their new gender, while guaranteeing a level playing field for all athletes in the competitions in question.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Up until then, the eligibility criteria for competing in the corresponding gender-identity category were those agreed on at a consensus meeting organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2015. The provision of new scientific knowledge led to those eligibility criteria being reviewed – in particular for male-to-female athletes – at a working meeting held in Lausanne on 19 October 2019, and which was attended by the UCI, other International Federations, experts and representatives of transgender and cisgender athletes. As part of the new consensus, it is agreed that if a Federation decides to use testosterone as an indicator, the transgender athlete will only be eligible to compete in the Women category if their serum testosterone level is below 5 nmol/L.
UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup - Chengdu - 31 October 2019 Men: 1 SASAKI Moto JPN 2 DANDOIS Matthias FRA 3 NEKOLNÝ Dominik CZE 4 JUMELIN Alexandre FRA 5 HUDSON ARAYA Benjamin Ignacio CHI 6 ALT Dustyn GER 7 POOSA-ART Pakphum THA 8 ADAMS Terry USA 9 IKEDA Takahiro JPN 10 MOYA FERNANDEZ Alberto ESP 11 CHIQUET Raphael FRA 12 BONNECUELLE Matthieu FRA 13 ISOGAI Takumi JPN 14 KITAYAMA Tsutomu JPN 15 PREVOST Jean William CAN 16 VAN BERKEL Sybren Christian NED
FISE XPERIENCE SERIES 2019: The last stop of the French FISE tour will provide an Olympic opportunity. It's time to wrap the 2019 FISE French tour, and the final rendez-vous will be in Reims from the 27th to the 29th of September. Last but not least, the event will be labelled C1 by UCI, as well as being part of the FFC French Cup.
The event provides another occasion for BMX Freestyle Park riders to grab some points on the way to Tokyo 2020. The end of the qualification process is coming quickly, and it will be the last occasion in France to get points, so we can be sure to see some top international athletes competing. The event will also host a BMX Dirt contest and a Flatland competition. An "all included jam-packed gnarly way" to