Belisario Betancur, President of the Colombian Republic
Bogotá, 11 June 1984
The national government considers cycling a sport of special significance in Colombia, and in promoting Colombia abroad. Consequently the government, by means of the Colombian Institute of Youth and Sport, and the relative regional sports administrations, shall encourage the practice of cycling, as a recreational activity and in the organization of competitions and sporting events in all their forms, in accordance with the regulations emitted to this effect.
This decree shall take effect from the date of expedition. To be communicated and implemented.