UCI mistake means 2020 Tokyo Paralympics may not include para-cycling events

Updated: The UCI says it is "fully committed" in its support of para-cycling.

Furber urges Scott and McGlynn, London 2012 Paralympic Games, track day two, afternoon

Para-cycling events may not be included at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo after the UCI failed to submit the correct paperwork in time, the International Paralympic Committee confirmed today.

The IPC this morning announced the first 16 sports that will feature in the 2020 Games, with para-cycling one of eight sports fighting for a maximum of seven places left on the programme. A decision on which of the remaining sports get added to the Games schedule is expected to be announced at the end of January during an IPC meeting in Abu Dhabi.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.