Pedro Garcia Mozo
Similar to previous years, in 2019 fans will be able to see and meet again not only wonderful, talented, world-famous cyclists, participants of many top races, but also they can welcome an other important person of our event, somebody who is going to have key-role during the TDH. This year UCI’s appointed President of Commissaires Panel will be Pedro Garcia Mozo from Spain, who has already been member of the jury at the Tour of Andaluzia, Tour of Asturia or the well-known race of Valencia. This is going to be his very first time to work in Hungary, we had a chance to chat with him, let’s get to know Mr. Garcia Mozo.
The 38-year-old commissioner lives in the north part of Spain, in Bilbao and as a „civil” works in a bank.
„I have been a cyclist, however just until the junior category, after the end of „my carreer” i stayed in cycling and continued to be linked to this sport, since 2002 i have been working as a commissioner, i started working in our regional races. Then, step by step, with hard work i became an international commissioner, i’ve been member of the UCI’s jury panel since 2014. I’m glad i could work in several big and famous races already, as President of Commissaires Panel.”
Just to mention some of the most important races where Pedro Garcia Mozo led the jury panel of UCI: ZLM Toer, Volta ao Algarve, Tour de Luxembourg, Milan–Torino, Nokere Koerse, Boucles de la Mayenne. As member of the commissioners: Vuelta Andalucia, Vuelta Asturias, Volta Comunidad Valenciana. What an impressive list!
We asked the Spaniard about his philosophy as well. The two key facts he mentioned: following the rules and safety. „All the commissaires in the race shall pay attention to the respect of all the participants in the race and to the UCI regulations.We collaborate with the organisation in those technical or safety aspects that may be necessary.”
He considers Tour de Hongrie as one of the „mile-stone races” of his jury-carreer: „I know the improvement of the Hungarian race, in the past few years, TDH became bigger and bigger, even a more well-known event. Organisers do a great job. I really looking forward to be in Hungary in June, i have never been there before, will be good to meet the people, see the country. Then, it is a special, huge honor and pleasure for me to work in such a prestigious event.”
This year’s Tour de Hongrie will be held between 11-16 June 2019 and it got 2.1 UCI classification. The official route and cities are going to be launched soon.