Algiers — The International Cycling Union (UCI) designated Czech Miroslav Janout as as president of the college of commissaires of the ten events of the Grand Cycling Tour of Algeria (GTAC-2016), scheduled from 4 to 28 March 2016, organizers told APS.
Miroslav Janout, 67, is a member of the Czech Cycling federation and international commissaire since 1988. Janout is a polyglot who, in addition to his mother tongue, speaks Russian, German, English and French.
During his administrative career, he was a member of the executive committee of the Czech Federation (2003-2007), president of the technical commission of the Czech Federation (2003-2007), member of the cyclo-cross commission of the Czech Federation (2007) and member of the commission of the UCI College of Commissaires.
As an international UCI commissaire, he led 650 races (road-rail-cyclo-cross), two editions of the Olympic games (Barcelona 1992 and Beijing 2012), six Grand Tours (3 Vuelta in Spain, 2 Giro in Italy, and 1 Tour of France), 25 UCI World Championships (road-rail-cyclo-cross) and 15 Continental championships (road-rail-cyclo-cross).
Registered on the calendar of the Africa Tour of the International Cycling Union, the Grand Tour of Algeria is governed by the rules of the Algerian Cycling Federation (FAC) and those of the UCI.