He made the announcement during the annnual congress at the I.BMX.F. Worlds in Whistler - Canada, 1985.
He stated: I have layed down the foundation for this world wide organization and worked on this for 5 years. It's now time for other to take over. I normaly set a goal for myself and within a timeschedule of around 5 years that goals has te be achieved. Then other can take over and make things better. Good luck!