In the framework of the Road Commission Dmitriy Fofonov will take part in discussion of the most acute problems in road cycling, as well as in developing optimal solutions to these problems.
- Over the past few years, Astana Pro Team had a very tight and fruitful cooperation with the UCI, there was some work done on the development and improvement of the established system. We are familiar with the new UCI President David Lappartient as we worked with him in the past three years, when he was the UEC President. We know his view on the development of cycling, he is ready to listen to the professional teams. We had a small meeting during the UCI Gala in China, later he came to Astana, where he met with the management of the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation. Finally, there was expressed an opinion, that the representative of Kazakhstan, representative of Astana Team could be part of the Commission, representing the Asian Cycling, which is growing really fast. The management of the Federation in the person of the President Darkhan Kaletaev and the Vice-President Raimbek Batalov have proposed my candidacy, which was supported by the UCI. I think that this is an important point, which means that opinion of our team, our Federation and Kazakhstan is welcomed, that it is important to use our experience in order to make the road cycling better. In the framework of the Commission we will have a lot to discuss and to do with the race calendar, the WorldTour, with the number of riders and safety in races, with the introduction of technical innovations and so on. Well, let’s work, let’s to listen to the opinions of others and to share our opinion, our experience from the inside of the professional cycling, - explained Dmitriy Fofonov.
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