About

01 / About the ANAPRC

The ANAPRC is the USA/CAN chapter of the CPA. ANAPRC is the exclusive representative of American & Canadian male pro cyclists in the CPA — the global union representing athletes at the highest level of pro cycling governance.

ANAPRC is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt non-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively to advance the interests of its members in their careers as professional cyclists.

ANAPRC is funded by member dues and corporate partnerships.

Extreme Weather Protocol

In December 2014 and January 2015 ANAPRC formed an ad hoc task force consisting of team medical personnel, directeurs sportif, race organizers, and riders (retired and active) and generated a proposal for a protocol to manage race cancellation/re-route/neutralization in extreme, unsafe weather conditions.

The CPA introduced the protocol plan to the UCI Pro Cycling Council, and the UCI subsequently created a working group which generated an Extreme Weather Protocol pilot program that was tested at the 2015 Giro and Dauphiné. The UCI’s Extreme Weather Protocol was entered to the UCI Regulations for the 2016 season for all WorldTour and HC races.

Now ANAPRC is lobbying for a threshold temperature to be established which, combined with precipitation, would automatically trigger the race organization to cancel, re-route, reduce in length, or neutralize the course.

Race Safety in The Final Kilometers

Following the tragic death of Antoine Demoitié in March 2016, ANAPRC Executive Director Michael Carcaise was one of two lead authors of the CPA Security Plan, which was formally proposed to UCI commissions throughout 2016.

In April 2017 the UCI unveiled its WorldTour Specifications for Organisers which incorporated many key features of the CPA Security Plan.

ANAPRC is now lobbying for all race organizers at every level to adopt the safety protocols contained in the WorldTour Specifications for Organisers, including .HC, .1, .2, junior, and women’s races.

Read more on our Race Safety program.

Globalization of The CPA

The creation of the ANAPRC and its membership in the CPA was the beginning of a period of expansion for the CPA towards full representation of the globalized professional peloton.

ANAPRC has recruited and educated riders from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and other countries to organize new associations and join the CPA.

Who We Are

02 / Who We Are

2018 Board of Directors

The ANAPRC Board of Directors is composed of active and/or retired riders elected by the full ANAPRC membership and 3 ex-officio members appointed by the riders.

The riders on the Board are selected each year by the Members and serve one-year terms. They can serve multiple one-year terms, consecutively or not.

Any ANAPRC Member in Good Standing can volunteer to become a Director, and appear on the ballot to be elected at the annual Member meeting.

Brent Bookwalter
BMC
Director
Ian Boswell
Katusha Alpecin
Director
Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
Director
Alex Howes
EF Education First
Director
Travis McCabe
UHC
Director
Kiel Reijnen
Trek Segafredo
Director
Christian Vande Velde
President
Michael Carcaise
Executive Director
Ian K. London
Secretary-Treasurer

2018 Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board share their expertise with the Board of Directors and ANAPRC Members. The Advisory Board has no legal authority or fiduciary duty to the corporation.

Walter Palmer
Senior Advisor
Phil Gaimon
Partnerships

Founding Directors

In August 2014 a meeting of 18 American and Canadian pro riders took place in a hotel ballroom in Snowmass, Colorado, one day before the start of the now defunct USA Pro Challenge stage race. A proposal to form a new North American chapter of the CPA was presented and near unanimously adopted by the riders.

ANAPRC was incorporated in October 2014 by a board of 9 directors.

Christian Vande Velde
Tejay Van Garderen
Brent Bookwalter
Peter Stetina
Tim Johnson
Lucas Euser
Matthew Busche
Ted King
Michael J. Laszlo, Esq.

Q&A

03 / Questions & Answers

  • The ANAPRC is the USA/CAN chapter of the CPA. ANAPRC is the exclusive representative of American & Canadian male pro cyclists in the CPA — the global union representing athletes at the highest level of pro cycling governance.

    ANAPRC is a non-profit corporation domiciled in the State of Colorado and tax-exempt under IRC 501(c)6. ANAPRC is organized and operated exclusively to advance the interests of its members in their careers as professional cyclists.

    ANAPRC is funded by Member Dues and corporate partnerships.

  • ANAPRC was founded in October 2014 and became the USA/CAN chapter of the CPA on November 27th, 2014. Prior to its launch ANAPRC received a one-time founding grant of €20,000 from the CPA.

    Founders were all pro riders: Tim Johnson, Christian Vande Velde, Tejay Van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter, Lucas Euser, Matthew Busche, Peter Stetina and Ted King.

    ANAPRC joined the CPA as the 8th member association on the Steering Committee alongside the 7 founding members: ACCPI (Italy), UNCP (France), ACV-Sporta (Belgium), APCP (Portugal), ACP (Spain), VVBW (Netherlands) and ACPS (Switzerland).

  • The ANAPRC was at the origin of the Extreme Weather Protocol that entered the UCI Regulations for the 2016 season for all WorldTour and HC races. Now ANAPRC is lobbying for a threshold temperature to be established which, combined with precipitation, would automatically trigger the race organization to cancel, re-route, reduce in length, or neutralize the course.

    ANAPRC Executive Director Michael Carcaise co-authored the CPA Security Plan parts of which incorporated in the UCI’s 2017 WorldTour Specifications for Organisers. ANAPRC is now lobbying for all race organizers at every level to adopt the safety protocols contained in the WorldTour Specifications for Organisers, including .HC, .1, .2, junior, and women’s races.

    The ANAPRC has pushed for the expansion of CPA towards full representation of the globalized professional peloton by recruiting and educating riders from un-represented countries to organize and join the CPA.

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  • The CPA (Cyclistes Professionels Associés) represents professional cyclists at the highest levels of pro cycling governance. The CPA is recognized by all international stakeholders in professional cycling: the UCI, AIGCP (association of pro teams), and AIOCC (association of race organizers including ASO and RCS).

    CPA was created in 1999 by 7 pre-existing national rider unions from Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The CPA’s structure is an “association of associations” with the CPA as the peak organization.

    Riders from USA and Canada created a new association and joined the CPA in the off-season leading into the 2015 season. ANAPRC is the first new member of the CPA in the latter’s history. Since 2015, riders from Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Germany, and many other nations have made progress toward forming their own associations and gaining full voting membership on the CPA’s Comité Directeur (Steering Committee).

    Read the CPA Statutes & Bylaws .

    Read a summary of the CPA Statutes & Bylaws here.

  • President: Gianni Bugno (ITA)
    Secretary General: David Chassot (SUI)
    Media Officer: Laura Mora (ITA)

    The CPA’s Comité Directeur (Board of Directors) consists of one seat for each member association: Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, and the Netherlands each occupy one seat. USA/CAN share one seat.

    • France – UNCP, delegates: Pascal Chanteur and Xavier Jan
    • Netherlands – VVBW, delegate: John van den Akker (President of Cycling Service)
    • Switzerland – UNCS, delegate: David Chassot
    • Italy – ACCPI, delegate: Cristian Salvato (President of ACCPI)
    • Portugal – APCP, delegate: Joaquim Andrade
    • Spain – ACP, delegates: Lorenzo Cipres and Jose Luis de Santos
    • Belgium – ACV SPORTA, delegate: Stijn Boeykens (attorney)
    • North America – ANAPRC, delegates: Michael Carcaise
    • Great Britain & Ireland – BIPCA, delegate: Ben Greetham
    • Australia – Adam Hansen
    • Scandinavia – Brian Vandborg
    • Germany, Austria, Luxembourg – Paul Voss
    • Poland – Bartosz Huzarski
    • Slovakia & Czech Republic – Branislav Kvetan
  • Represent the peloton on UCI Commissions and rule-making bodies
    — UCI Pro Cycling Council
    — CADF (Anti-Doping)
    — UCI Working Groups

    Negotiate the terms of the L’Accord Paritaire (Joint Agreement) with the AIGCP
    — this contract between CPA and AIGCP (association of pro teams) contains terms that are binding on all WorldTour and ProContinental teams
    — the Joint Agreement defines minimum salaries, types of insurance teams must provide to riders, and how disputes between teams and riders are resolved

    Manage the Solidarity Fund
    — the Solidarity Fund makes a one-time payment of €12,500 to eligible riders when they retire from their racing career
    — each year the CPA collects 5% of prize money of international road races (approximately €625,000 each year) to the Fund — this is the one and only source of revenue to the Fund
    — the CPA also processes the applications from retiring riders and distributes the payments