Wojciech Walkiewicz elected President of the UEC

Jul 14 2010

I know this is old news but word up cousin Woj.

Wojciech Walkiewicz, President of the Polish Cycling Federation (PZKol), has been elected President of the European Cycling Union (UEC). As a result he also joined the Directorate of the International Cycling Union.

Pruszków, where on March 25-28 the World Track Cycling Championships will be held, was visited by 82 delegates from 41 of 48 UEC member countries to participate in the UEC Congress. Pat McQuaid, the President of UCI, was present as well.

Wojciech Walkiewicz, President of the Polish Cycling Federation (PZKol), has been elected President of the European Cycling Union (UEC). As a result he also joined the Directorate of the International Cycling Union.

The President of the Polish Cycling Federation was the only candidate for the leadership in UEC. In open voting all delegates voted for Walkiewicz, who has been the vice-president of UEC for the last eight years. He has also been a member of the UCI directorate for four years.

For the last two terms (8 years) the European Cycling Union was lead by Vladimir Holecek from Czech Republic.

Wojciech Walkiewicz has been the President of the Polish Cycling Federation since 1996. In 1965-1974 he was the chief instructor of PZKol, and later on, the coach of the national team.

In 1979-1980 Walkiewicz coached the National Team of Mexico, and later American cyclists of the State of Washington. He also prepared the Brazilian team for the Olympic Games in Seoul, and in 1989-1991 he worked as a coach and lecturer at Wingate (National Centre for Physical Education and Sport) in Israel.