Team Bigla takes a leading role in women’s cycling through the introduction of an independent mediation service
In December, the UCI introduced reforms to the Women’s World Tour, which are to commence in the 2019 season. As an important aspect of these measures, a new Code of Ethics was specified. Team Bigla welcomes these reforms and further elaboration of these rules.
The team is also going beyond the requirements set out by the UCI, through the introduction of its own measures to ensure the optimal implementation of the Code of Ethics.
From 1 January 2019, the team will be offering a mediation and conflict management service provided by an independent Swiss Bar Association-accredited party. A trained female lawyer will be available to all riders and staff to provide advice and conflict resolution services if the need arises. Any enquiries or potential complaints will be handled anonymously, and the costs of this service will be borne by the team. In so doing, Team Bigla is currently the first and only UCI women’s squad in the world to implement such measures.
In collaboration with the CPA, the international riders association, the team will also offer an educational seminar for all riders and staff at the first team meeting to further underline the importance of the UCI’s new ethics code.
Through such measures, Team Bigla will assume a leading role in women’s cycling and also ensure the optimal implementation of the new Code of Ethics.