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Important changes in the license system

Introduction of the UCI ID Number

Last week the UCI officially informed the public that there will be some significant changes in the licensing system next year. From the 1st of January the current UCI Code will be replaced by a unique UCI ID. Due to these changes, it is advised to apply for your license as soon as possible!

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This upcoming season the International Cycling Union will introduce their new data platform UCI DataRide. This new system will summarize all results, rankings and other important information. The platform as presented will grant race organizers, UCI commissaires, union, teams and riders and eventually also the public access to results, rankings and more.

The first step in this project will be the replacement of the current UCI Codes with the new UCI ID. Until now, the UCI code consisted of the rider’s country and date of birth which caused a problem whenever two riders from the same country were born on the same day. With the new UCI ID, problems like these should disappear, since each licensed rider will be assigned a unique eleven-digit number. From now on this number has to be included in everything that is submitted to UCI officials.

So much for the theory. Up to this part, nothing seems to change for the riders themselves. However, there are a few obstacles you should keep in mind. In the past seasons our system was able to automatically generate your UCI code for you during race registrations, even if the license had not been issued yet.

With the new ID, this will not be possible any longer. If you register for a race before you receive your license you have to make sure to update your profile as soon as you do. You will have to complete your profile before(!) the first race. For this reason we strongly advise you to issue your UCI license as soon as possible.

Why do they even need my results? Just in case this question occurs to you: your results are sent to the UCI in order to award points to the respective riders for the UCI world rankings. (By the way: Slawomir Lukasik (POL) seems to be the expert on how to earn lots of points in our series and currently holds rank 8 in the world rankings.)

Since most of you probably do not read the UCI regulations right down to the bottom, we include the relevant information on the point system for our races in the table below. In the European Cup, points are rewarded up to the 15 th place, while places 1 to 10 will earn some credits in both the Swiss and German Cup. Also the UCI updated the access restrictions for the World Cup 2017, increasing the minimum score from 30 to 40 points.

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points C1 60 40 30 25 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Points C2 30 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1