Organizing is our job
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The AIOCC is at the service of all organizers. We represent them in the bodies and in particular the International Cycling Union (UCI) and participate in the meetings where the important decisions that guide the policy of our sport are taken.
Cycling is undergoing a period of intense reflection and change in order to increase its influence and ensure its place on the world sports scene. There are many sites, from security to television broadcasting, from the development of races on all continents to sustainable development.
Organizing a cycling race is a multi-faceted, dense, moving mission that takes organizers on all fronts, in all sectors of activity. The task is immense, the meetings are exciting.
We are very different from the rest of the sports world. Cycling evolves in a particular environment as our stage is the road; the road, and thus the public domain with its laws, political constraints and security.
We are tenants and unlike many sports show organizers, we do not decide on the “specifications”. This road, the land of expression of the riders, does not belong to us.
It is also the charm of road cycling, which embraces the geography, history, culture and rules of the countries it crosses. Security is, of course, the organizers’ obsession: safety of runners, public security. Because cycling is sport, obviously, but because it is also – and perhaps especially in the minds of the communities that welcome us – a great popular festival, a free festival for the spectators, in their vast majority.
Organizing a cycling race is a challenge every moment… what makes our job exciting!