Clarity of UCI Rule 1.2.019 Forbidden Races and CSA general membership

Please note that the UCI rule 1.2.019 pertaining to Forbidden races only applies to Full Racing Licence holders and not to those cyclists that hold a general Cycling South Africa membership.

The full racing licence is for cyclists from the age of 17-years-old who wish to be eligible for provincial and national selection and respective colours award. Find out more about Cycling SA’s membership and full racing licence options here:

Cyclists who hold a general CSA-membership can participate in whichever cycling event they so desire without the risk of penalties in any way.

Cycling South Africa’s function is to make all of our members and full racing licence holders fully aware of rule decisions made and enforced by the UCI. As an affiliate of the UCI, Cycling South Africa is obliged to conform to the rules and regulations of the UCI.

This UCI rule prohibits licence holders from participating in any event that has not been included on the national, continental or the UCI’s world calendar or in an event that has not been recognised by the National Federation, the continental confederation or the UCI. The UCI rule 1.2.019 and ensuing penalties is listed below once again for ease of reference.

Forbidden races

1.2.019 No licence holder may participate in an event that has not been included on a national, continental or world calendar or that has not been recognised by a national federation, a continental confederation or the UCI.

Depending on the circumstances, a national federation and the UCI may grant special exceptions for particular races or events run in its own country.

Particular races or events may consist of:

·   Events organised occasionally only and which do not belong to the organised sports movement;

·   Events whose format is not covered by the UCI regulations.

Any national federation intending to grant a special exception must submit its reasoned request to the UCI administration in the beginning of the season and at least two months before the respective event. The decision of the UCI in this respect is final and shall not be subject to appeal.

1.2.020 Licence holders may not participate in activities organised by a national federation that has been suspended, save in application of article 18.2 of the UCI constitution.

1.2.021 Breaches of articles 1.2.019 or 1.2.020 shall render the licence holder liable to one month’s suspension and a fine of CHF 50 to 100.



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