On September 22, 2022, “Ste. Ink” General Decha Hemkrasri, President of the Cycling Association of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage revealed that from attending the general meeting of International Cycling Federation (UCI) or “UCI Congress” 191 in Wollongong Australia on September 22, which attended this meeting as a representative of the Cycling Association of Thailand. And as being honored by the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) to be a voter representative or Voting Delegate 1 of 9 representatives from Asia.
Decha said the meeting had an interesting resolution to recognize the Bhutan Cycling Federation as a new member of the ACC and the Solomon Island Cycling Federation. from the Oceania zone He became the 201st and 202nd member of the UCI while passing a resolution to temporarily withdraw Mexico’s membership as proposed by the Executive Committee. Because the administration of the Mexican Bicycle Federation does not conform to the UCI Statute. As for the reinstatement, it is only possible to proceed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the UCI Statute.
“Seth Ink” also said that for the most delightful thing is the presentation of the results of the World Cycling Center or WCC in the past year, which “Chao Ae” Sergeant Gometh Sukprasert, a cyclist BMX Thai national team has been ranked as one of the athletes of the training center. with excellent performance Able to win the Asian Championship in Malaysia last August This is a result of the Strategic Plan for Personnel Development of the Cycling Association of Thailand.
The prime minister of two wheels of Thailand, nicknamed “Squid Master”, went on to say that Another interesting issue of the meeting was the approach to promoting 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
“At the same time, the UCI has announced that it will host the different types of World Cycling Championships until 2028. These are the 2024 World Youth Track Cycling Championships in China and 2025 in the Netherlands, the 2024 World Youth Track Cycling Championships in Denmark, 2025 in Argentina and 2026 in China, and the 2026 World Youth Track Cycling Championships in Denmark, 2025 in Argentina and 2026 in China. 2024 World Road Championships in Switzerland, 2025 in Rwanda and 2026 in Canada, 2024 World Mountain Bike Championships in Andorra, 2025 in Switzerland. , 2026 in Italy and 2027 in Austria, 2024 BMX World Championships in the United States,” said General Decha.
General Decha also revealed that In addition, 2023 is a new phenomenon of the World Cycling Championships that will be held in the same format as an extravaganza in all 13 UCI categories, with Scotland to be hosted from 3-13 August 2023. Glasgow is the hub, while three other Scottish cities will be co-hosting. More than 10,000 athletes and officials are expected to take part in the event, and it is estimated that more than one million spectators from around the world will flock to the event, and the UCI has set the host of the next World Cycling Championships. In 2027 in Huet France
General Decha added that most importantly, Mr. David Lapatiant, President of the UCI, reiterated that in organizing the UCI Road World Championships, would like to spread the hosting to each continent Africa, with Rwanda, will host in 2025, while Asia has rarely hosted the World Road Cycling Championships. It was only Japan in 1990 and most recently Qatar in 2016. Of the 98 races held in the history of the UCI, during the intermission were members of the Asian Cycling Federation, or AC. C had preliminary discussions that if Asia had the right to host Everyone agreed that Thailand was the 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 an excellent international cycling standard that has been praised by all parties
“however This issue will need to be discussed and formally resolved at the ACC general meeting if Thailand is entrusted to host the World Road Cycling Championships. It may be held 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 It takes a huge budget and resources to host big events like the Road Bike World Championships. Most importantly, it has to be supported by the government as well,” General Decha said at the end.