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UCI OKs equal prize money for men, women at most world championships

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Dec. 21, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (VN) — The UCI Management Committee has approved a proposal to award equal prize money for men and women at all UCI world championships, beginning with the world cyclocross championships February 2-3 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The decision takes effect in January and applies to all cycling disciplines save the road team time trial, whose prize money is funded by a contribution from the UCI WorldTour’s reserve and solidarity fund.

UCI President Pat McQuaid welcomed the decision, saying no distinction should be made between the achievements of men and women.

“The Management Committee’s approval is a simple but very important step forward in our effort to guarantee a healthy and fair future for our sport,” McQuaid said.

 

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