Katerina Nash: Rider & President of the UCI Athletes' Commission
Nash was elected to the Athletes’ Commission as the cyclo-cross representative at the discipline’s UCI World Championships, held on 28-29 January 2017 in Bieles, Luxembourg. A former cross-country skier and also a cross-country mountain bike specialist, the Czech rider has appeared at five Olympic Games (two Winter and three Summer). She has won two UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship bronze medals, in 2011 and 2017, as well as one silver (2016) and two bronze (2010 and 2014) in the team relay at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. She also has a degree in business. The new president shall be co-opted to the UCI Management Committee, the executive body of the Federation which operates under the authority of the Congress, on the occasion of its next gathering in February 2018, in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Like the members of the Athletes’ Commission, which has been fully renewed this year, the president has been elected for a four-year mandate running to the UCI Congress in 2021. The Commission, which has this year seen an increase in the representation of cycling’s various disciplines, is made up of 20 members, including the president. There are two representatives for each discipline, one male and one female: road, track cycling, XCO mountain bike, DHI mountain bike, BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle, para-cycling, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling.