British Cycling representative Alasdair Maclennan has been appointed to one of the leading positions within the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC), following the annual congress of the continental confederation.
Maclennan was appointed as the UEC’s General Secretary by the newly-elected UEC Management Board earlier this month. A key figure in the delivery of the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow and now performing a similar role in supporting the 2022 championships in Munich.
As General Secretary, Maclennan will be focused on supporting the UEC Management Board and its president Enrico della Casa in continuing to develop the confederation’s major events.
He takes on the role after three years on the UEC Management Board, with the support of British Cycling, having also previously served as Scottish Cycling president and British Cycling Board member.
UEC General Secretary, Alasdair Maclennan, said: “I am looking forward to continuing to support the efforts of our president, Enrico della Casa, and working with federations across Europe to further strengthen our continental championships, which have been key to the UEC’s progress in recent years.
“The confederation has taken significant steps forward under Enrico’s leadership, and that of his predecessors Rocco Cattaneo and David Lappartient, and I’m confident that this next period will serve as an opportunity for us to continue that progress.”
British Cycling chair, Frank Slevin, says Maclennan’s appointment as the UEC’s new General Secretary is reflective of the strong part that the British Cycling is seeking to play in developing the sport internationally.
“We are very pleased to see Alasdair in this important role,” he said. “He is a strong representative of British Cycling and our commitment to work with our fellow national federations to help lead the development of our sport internationally. I have no doubt his wealth of experience and ongoing commitment to cycling will see him be of great benefit to the UEC and everyone who loves our sport.”