No touching! UCI bans hugs from the finish line

On Mar. 8, the UCI officially released a statement concerning celebratory hugs between riders and team members at the finish line. While the organization says it takes “no pleasure” in the announcement, it has updated its protocol to ask riders to respect virus spread preventative measures and refrain from hugging teammates and staff members. On […]

19 UCI rules you might not know about

The UCI’s recent super tuck and forearm-on-bars areo position bans have put the organization’s rules and regulations into the spotlight as of late. RELATED: Pro cyclists react to the UCI’s super tuck ban The new position rules are part of the UCI’s effort to increase security measures at races, which include more barrier regulations and […]

Super Tuck & Puppy Paws: What the Riders Think

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced new measures to improve rider safety. The UCI will be stricter if riders ‘take dangerous positions on the bike’. The UCI refers to the ‘super tuck’ and ‘puppy paws’ positions. Riders will first receive a warning, but after April 1st may be suspended. Here is what the riders think. […]

The Aero Evolution: Pushing the Limits to Cheat the Wind

Ed’s rant: The UCI has announced that they will be looking at dangerous behaviour in a peloton, including adopting dangerous positions on the bike; descending on the top tube. Ed Hood takes a look at descending, handlebars and aerodynamics in general. No more ‘puppy dog’ ‘The UCI Management Committee also decided to reinforce the regulation […]

UCI bans forearm time-trial position

On Feb. 8 the UCI clarified its new road racing safety rules. The super tuck position will now be forbidden, a controversial decision which was much the subject of much debate over the weekend. In a new development, the updated regulations also include a ban on using forearms in time-trial like position on a road […]

Ed’s Aero Descending HandleRant!

Ed’s rant: The UCI has announced that they will be looking at dangerous behaviour in a peloton, including adopting dangerous positions on the bike; descending on the top tube. Ed Hood takes a look at descending, handlebars and aerodynamics in general. No more ‘puppy dog’ ‘The UCI Management Committee also decided to reinforce the regulation […]

UCI to ban the ‘super tuck’

On Thursday, the UCI announced a number of updates to its rules that it says will improve safety protocols. The safety provisions, written after three days of video conferences with teams, riders, and organizers, are intended to make racing less dangerous. One of the most notable changes is a ban on the ‘super tuck’, which […]

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