On 1st April, the day before the Tour of Flanders, at a press conference organised in Bruges (Belgium), the President of the UCI ProTour Council, Vittorio Adorni announced that a draft agreement had been reached with the organisers of the three grands tours.
This is the result of discussions that took place within the UCI working group set up by the UCI involving all parties concerned (UCI, organisers, teams and sponsors).
The working group had its last meeting the day before in Brussels.
The constituent elements of the agreement are currently being studied by the various parties and the measures will be revealed at a later date.
At a press conference, attended by around a hundred journalists, the IOC President, Jacques Rogge made a statement via filmed footage, urging all those concerned to reach an agreement in the general interest of cycling.