Everything you need to know to catch you up to speed on the unexpected decision to reduce team sizes for the 2017 season.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the international governing body for the sport of cycling, based in Switzerland. It oversees world championships for road, mountain bike, track, and cyclocross disciplines, sanctions all major international competitions, and tabulates points rankings for the disciplines throughout the season, among other responsibilities.
Brian Cookson is the UCI’s current president, and he has tried to usher in a new era of transparency after presidents Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen who were sometimes under fire for alleged corruption or cover-ups.
In one form or another, the organization has existed since 1900.
Friday’s unilateral decision by race organizers to trim grand tour team sizes has BMC's Jim Ochowicz scratching his head.
UCI names 17 WorldTour teams for 2017 and 2018 but is still deliberating on whether Chinese outfit TJ Sport should be granted a license.
Far from the limelight of the WorldTour, the Continental Circuits are growing, improving, and giving more and more riders a pathway to the
Wang Jianlin tried to buy the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, and now he's reportedly trying to form his own WorldTour race.
The UCI announces it will keep cycling's top level filled with 18 teams for 2017, although that will be reduced to 16 by 2020.
The UCI updates track cycling formats, eliminating timed events from the omnium and adding a women's Madison race.
The Association of Professional Cycling said it will "take whatever action is required to protect [teams'] economic rights."
UCI vice president David Lappartient will vacate his leadership role at the French Cycling Federation and has hinted that he may run for
With the WorldTour calendar finished for 2016, there is new scrutiny on the UCI's plans to chop 1-2 teams out of the top division.