The only Paralympian in the history of Romania, Carol Eduard Novak (40 years), received a diploma of merit during the weekend from the European Cycling Union (UEC) on the occasion of the 30th congress of the continental forum, held in Brussels.
The Romanian Cycling Federation’s president was presented the award for the work in developing and promoting Romanian and European cycling, by the head of the UEC, Frenchman David Lappartient and the famous triple Olympic champion and President of the Russian Federation, Viatcheslav Ekimov.
Besides this distinction, Eduard Novak was elected voting delegate of the UEC for the next UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Congress along with representatives of 14 other countries from the 50 European federations present at the election.
“I am very proud of this appreciation from the UEC. It was an honor to be presented this award by two personalities of European and world cycling. I am optimistic that the recent respect for Romanian cycling from international forums will lead to the development of this sport in our country in the coming years, “, said Carol Eduard Novak, elected vice president of the Balkan forum in December 2016.