Many of you, I'm sure, know about the Amaury Sports Organization (ASO) booting UCI out of the Tour and their desire to start a new international cycling body. For those that don't research the Tour de France power struggle and you'll get all the info you need. They've stated interest (and have gotten positive responses) in taking over The Tour of California, The Giro d'Italia, the Veulta Espanol and a number of other major road bike races. They believe that they can regulate road biking more effectively. I'm inclined to agree with them. They are making no secret of their intentions of taking over most of the big UCI road races. Everyone knows that these races are the biggest source of income for UCI. I'm not sure how much if any of that money makes it's way into the mountain biking and bmx racing programs. If it's a significant amount then this could deal a huge blow to UCI mtb and bmx programs. I could also see significant members of the power structure of UCI jumping ship when they lose control of some big road races. So how do you guys think this craziness is going to affect international mountain biking?