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In cyclocross, there is a UCI rule in place to ensure that the elite men’s field has huge strength in depth, giving the top riders from each nation a set goal to aim for. Unfortunately there is no such rule for the women. Applying the same selection rule (UCI rule 9.2.045) to both men and women would allow more of the top 50 ranked riders to compete in the world championship, ensuring that the elite women's field has huge strength in depth and giving the top riders from each nation a set goal to aim for.

For more details, please see Helen Wyman's January 16, 2013 Op-Ed on VeloNews at http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/cyclocross/op-ed-simple-changes-needed-now-for-womens-louisville-worlds-field_271659

 

Letter to
Union Cyclist Internationale UCI Cyclocross Commission
President, Union Cyclist Internationale Patrick McQuaid
Please consider applying UCI rule 9.2.045 to women's team selection for Cyclocross World Championships. I believe this is an excellent rule: it costs nothing to implement, and ensures that the top athletes of the sport are represented at the ultimate event in cyclocross. Currently, several top 50 ranked women will not be allowed to race in the world championship, despite being among the world's top cyclocross racers and able to self-fund their trip.

If this is too late for 2013, I urge you to make this change for 2014.

For more details, please see Helen Wyman's January 16, 2013 Op-Ed on VeloNews at http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/cyclocross/op-ed-simple-changes-needed-now-for-womens-louisville-worlds-field_271659