“Seth Ink” Gen. Decha Hemkrasri, president of the Cycling Association of Thailand revealed that he had attended the 191th Annual General Meeting of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) or “UCI Congress” at Wollongong Australia on Sept. 22 as a representative of the Cycling Association. and those who are honored by the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) to be one of the 9 representatives of the Asian continent
The meeting resolved to certify the Bicycle Federation of Bhutan. Become a new member of the ACC. and the Solomon Island Bicycle Federation. became the 201st and 202nd member of the UCI and resolved to temporarily withdraw Mexico’s membership due to the administration of the Mexican Cycling Federation. inconsistent with the UCI Statute As for the reinstatement, it is only possible to proceed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the UCI Statute.
What is delightful is the presentation of the results of the World Cycling Center (WCC) in the past year, which “Eh” Gometh Sukprasert, a Thai national BMX rider. Has been ranked as one of the athletes of the training center with excellent performance can win the Asian Championship In the Malaysian competition in August, this was a result of the association’s strategic human resource development plan.
As for the results of the meeting, another interesting issue is guidelines for enhancing gender equality in cycling. at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France There will be an equality system for both the competition and the number of male and female athletes. including the development of equality in other categories of bicycles and the proportion of the administration of both the UCI. and UCI member nations around the world
Meanwhile, the UCI has announced that it will host the World Cycling Championships until 2028, with the main events being the 2024 World Youth Track Cycling Championships in China and 2025 in the Netherlands, the People’s Track Cycling Championships. World Championships 2024 in Denmark, 2025 in Argentina and 2026 in China, 2024 Road Cycling World Championships in Switzerland, 2025 in Rwanda and 2026 in Canada, 2024 Mountain Bike World Championships. in Andorra, 2025 in Switzerland, 2026 in Italy and 2027 in Austria, 2024 BMX World Championships in USA.
In addition, 2023 is a new phenomenon of the World Cycling Championships. To be held in the form of an extravaganza at the same time in all 13 types of UCI by Scotland will be hosted between 3-13 Aug, with the city of Glasgow. as the center, while the other three cities of Scotland will be co-host More than 10,000 athletes and officials are expected to attend, and spectators from around the world are expected to flock to the races of more than 1 million, and the UCI has set the host of the next World Cycling Championships this year. 2027 in Huet, France
“Most importantly, Mr. David Lapatiant, President of the UCI, reiterated that in organizing the World Road Cycling Championships would like to spread the hosting to each continent which Africa by Rwanda will host in 2025 while Asia Hardly ever hosted a road cycling world championship, only Japan in 1990 and most recently Qatar in 2016, out of 98 races in UCI history. and during the break of the meeting There are also members of the Asian Cycling Confederation. There was a preliminary discussion that if Asia had the right to host Everyone agrees that Thailand is most suitable Because it is the center of Asia’s travel. Whether traveling from Europe, Asia, America, South Africa, the Middle East, it is convenient. It is also a country that is outstanding in tourism. and has excellent international cycling standards Until receiving compliments from all parties,” said S. Ink.
However, this issue will need to be discussed and decided officially at the ACC general meeting first if Thailand is entrusted to host the World Road Cycling Championships. It may be organized in Chiang Mai or Phuket, which is an important source of tourism. which still need to be considered all around because it is a very big event Huge budget and resources To host a major event such as the Road Bicycle World Championship Importantly, it must be supported by the government as well.