The 2013 Congress of the European Cycling Union (UEC) was held in Paris on Sunday with the participation of 46 National Federations and the UCI President Pat McQuaid.
The delegates elected David Lappartient (France) as President over the second candidate Andrei Tchmil (Moldavia). The out-going President, Wojciech Walkiewicz (Poland), was elected Honorary President of the UEC.
Pat McQuaid congratulated David Lappartient on his election. "We already work together on the UCI Management Committee and will continue to do so", he declared
In his speech, the UCI President underlined the healthy position of European cycling: "For instance the UCI EuropeTour is a magnificent and rich UCI Continental Circuit, with more than 300 events from January to October. The number of high-quality events and teams has continued to increase since 2005".
"Cycling is very important in Europe and Europe is very important in cycling," concluded Pat McQuaid.
Participants in the UEC Congress were given an update on the on-line stakeholders consultation âA Bright Future for Cycling,â which had already drawn response from more than 3000 people by the end of last week.
Finally, numerous individual meetings were held between leaders of the different National Federations and Dominique Raymond who, in her role as UCI Manager of Continental Confederations and National Federations Relations, is always open to help with development projects.