UCI Extends Licenses for Santos Tour Down Under & E3 Harelbeke

By Community | July 7, 2014

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed that the Santos Tour Down Under and the E3 Harelbeke race events have been awarded a new UCI WorldTour Licence for the next two years.

A UCI Press Release read: “In compliance with the article 2.15.177 of the UCI Regulations, cialis the UCI Licence Commission recently renewed the licences for the Santos Tour Down Under (Australia) and the E3 Harelbeke (Belgium). The renewed licences are valid until 2016.

“The decision comes after the last meeting of the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) during which it wished for a renewal of UCI WorldTour licences that are soon to expire, in order to ensure a stable UCI WorldTour calendar in the lead-up to the introduction of the professional road cycling reform in 2017.”

Premier Jay Weatherill said a UCI Licence Commission hearing was held in Aigle, Switzerland late last week and that the Santos Tour Down Under has been issued a new two-year UCI WorldTour Licence for the 2015 and 2016 events.

“This is great news for the Santos Tour Down Under, as the biggest cycling race in Australasia and the only UCI WorldTour event staged in the Southern Hemisphere,” he said.