The International Cycling Union (UCI) reported on Monday the decision of the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to include cycling among the 22 sports selected for the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games, which will take place from 15 to August 27, 2028.
Cycling has been part of the Paralympic Games program since 1984, when the event was held in both New York (USA) and Stoke Mandeville (Great Britain). “Cycling has become one of the flagship sports of the event, 16 years after its integration into the UCI in 2007, which greatly accelerated its development around the world,” said UCI President David Lappartient. .
The success of cycling at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, an event in which 230 paracyclists participated and 51 road and track titles were awarded, reflects the dynamism and importance of cycling within the Paralympic Movement.
Following the IPC announcement, UCI President David Lappartient commented: “Cycling has been part of the Paralympic Games program for almost 40 years and has become one of the event’s flagship sports, 16 years after its launch. its integration into the UCI in 2007, which greatly accelerated its development around the world.
“The IPC announcement, which comes a few months before the first UCI Cycling World Championships, which will bring together 13 UCI World Championships, including road and track para-cycling, in Glasgow and across Scotland, is another important development for the sport. . The UCI hopes to contribute to the success of the 2028 Paralympic Games and also to see the best paracyclists compete in Paris in 2024 from August 29 to September 7,” he added.
Source: UCI Communications and Colombian Cycling Federation