The International Association of Cycling Race Organizers (AIOCC) convened last week in Burgos for its annual general meeting, attended by more than 100 delegates as well as representatives of the UCI and Spanish local authorities. Christian Prudhomme, President of AIOCC and General Director of the Tour de France, along with the executive members, presented a wide-ranging overview of the most current issues at the heart of cycling organizations, especially safety, while remembering the late Gino Mäder who tragically passed away after a race incident.
On top of that, the analyses of the various scenarios and the initiatives that the cycling movement has in store, confirm the determination to bring the sport - even in its highest inception at the professional level - to further development and improvement under all aspects.
"We are pleased to notice that all the topical issues - safety, environmental and mobility impact, adoption of circuits, mileage reduction, and the climate protocol - have long been priorities that we have already managed to address with innovative solutions," remarked Maurizio Evangelista, General Manager of the Tour of the Alps, present in Burgos.
The 2024 AIOCC assembly will take place in Italy. By welcoming the request of the Gruppo Sportivo Alto Garda, the organizer of the Tour of the Alps, the association's executive board has decided to hold the event on November 21-22, 2024, in Garda Trentino (Italy), between Arco and Riva del Garda, where the Gruppo Sportivo Alto Garda has been writing its nearly fifty-year history, first with the Giro del Trentino and then, since 2017, with the Tour of the Alps, involving, in addition to Trentino, Südtirol/Alto Adige and Tirol.
"We are pleased to welcome the World's foremost representatives of cycling organizations to the banks of Lake Garda next year," stated Giacomo Santini, President of G.S. Alto Garda. "It is a fine acknowledgment of our history and the outcomes achieved by the Tour of the Alps, as well as a chance for wide-ranging dialogue to continue our growth and to honor the partners who have believed in our project.”