The CPA Is Our Union - Let Us Vote!
We the riders who have signed this petition request to the CPA Comite Directeur (Board of Directors):
- the ability to vote for the CPA President who will serve in the next 4-year term via electronic ballot
- that the ballot is distributed to every rider in the WorldTour and ProContinental peloton, all nationalities and regardless of whether he is at Worlds or not
- that the CPA Comite Directeur (Board of Directors) allow riders from their nations (France, Italia, Espana, Suisse, Portugal, North America) to vote as individuals on the same electronic ballot as all riders
Background Info: Gentlemen of the Pro Peloton, cycling is a great sport, and it is OUR sport. Let's get involved to make it bigger, greater, and safer!
For that we need to be listened and allowed to vote.
Whoever becomes president should know that the riders want to be involved! We need strong leadership we believe in and he speaks on behalf of all of us.
On 27 September at Innsbruck Worlds the CPA -- our only international riders union -- will elect a President for a 4-year term (2019-2022). Gianni Bugno has been CPA President for 8 years (2010-2018) and he is a candidate again. David Millar is also a candidate for CPA President. Other candidates may also put their hand up to be President. But right now we the riders are not being allowed to vote for the CPA President. The CPA Comite Directeur / Board of Directors (only 6 people) vote for the President according to how many pro riders are from only 6 nations: France (135 votes), Italia (115 votes), Espana (90), Suisse (15), Portugal (15), and North America (65). Those nations are only 35% of the WorldTour peloton, for example.
We the total pro peloton need to choose our representative. Sign this petition to tell the CPA that the entire global pro peloton should vote for CPA President. #GetInvolved