On the occasion of the arrival of the new year, the head of the Pan American Cycling Confederation, José Manuel Peláez, sent a congratulatory messages on behalf of the entity that presides for all national federations, riders, coaches and other members of the national federations .

Below we reproduce the text, published on his personal page on Facebook this December 23, which is accompanied by a postcard designed for the occasion.


Many experiences come to mind in these final days of 2021, but nothing is more important than the hug and affection to the entire cycling family of America, capable of fighting the pandemic and succeeding.

The revival of competitions in our continent is already a fact and we should feel proud, joyful and optimistic about the medals achieved in all the events organized by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

A great dose of love in each step, in each training day and in each expired goal was what allowed us to win and reach the last days of December with the confidence that 2022 will be a better year, with more victories and health .

Receive a big hug from COPACI. Cyclists, coaches, managers, mechanics, commissioners, journalists and all cycling lovers. Happy 2022!