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Link to Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe appeals to UCI for 'real action' on rider safety
Dave Brailsford (left) and Jim Ratcliffe (right) are both heavily involved with both Manchester United and Ineos Grenadiers, under the umbrella of Ineos Sport

Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe appeals to UCI for 'real action' on rider safety

Ineos Grenadiers' billionaire owner writes open letter, pointing to Formula 1's transformation after the death of Ayrton Senna and bemoaning crashes suffered by Chris Froome and Egan Bernal in recent years

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Link to Patrick Lefevere apologises for derogatory comments about women
Patrick Lefevere often makes the headlines for his comments on various topics

Patrick Lefevere apologises for derogatory comments about women

Soudal Quick-Step boss had been ordered by the UCI to either apologise or pay a fine

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Self-inflating tyres 🛞

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Link to Lotto Dstny drop 28mm tyres in light of hookless rim controversy
With hookless under scrutiny the team rule out the use of 28mm tyres

Lotto Dstny drop 28mm tyres in light of hookless rim controversy

The team revealed the precautionary measure ahead of Paris-Roubaix

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Link to 'We don’t really understand this discussion' – Canyon-SRAM confident in hookless amidst UCI investigation
Canyon-SRAM hint that issues with tubeless could be a result of incorrect tyre pressures

'We don’t really understand this discussion' – Canyon-SRAM confident in hookless amidst UCI investigation

After the UCI announced the preparation of new measures around hookless technology, we got the thoughts from a team that races on it exclusively

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Link to Legal or not? Confusion reigns over UCI head sock rule at Itzulia Basque Country
Primož Roglič (left) and Remco Evenepoel (right): Spot the difference

Legal or not? Confusion reigns over UCI head sock rule at Itzulia Basque Country

Primož Roglič rides to stage victory wearing Specialized's head sock, but Remco Evenepoel does not use his after an incorrect email from the UCI

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Link to Is the peloton actually taking the UCI’s lever position regulations seriously?
A lot of team bikes at the start of Brugge-De Panne looked to have lever positions that exceeded the 10 degree regulation

Is the peloton actually taking the UCI’s lever position regulations seriously?

Regulations around the angle riders can have their levers look to be largely ignored across the professional peloton at Brugge-De Panne

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Link to UCI approves Visma-Lease a Bike’s striking new helmet
Jonas Vinegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) racing in the now approved (again) Giro Aerohead II

UCI approves Visma-Lease a Bike’s striking new helmet

For a second time, the sport's governing body has approved the Giro Aerohead II

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Link to Why is everyone angry at the UCI this time?
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Why is everyone angry at the UCI this time?

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Link to Specialized 'disappointed' at UCI head sock ban, highlights 18-month delay
Primož Roglič in the head-socked TT5 at the 2024 Paris-Nice

Specialized 'disappointed' at UCI head sock ban, highlights 18-month delay

US company says the decision "greatly impacts our riders and teams" as governing body outlaws 'non-essential' component of the TT5 helmet

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Link to UCI bans Specialized head sock and fires warning to Visma's new TT helmet
Soudal Quick-Step are among the teams who used the Specialized helmet, whilst Visma-Lease a Bike stole headlines on Monday with their new model

UCI bans Specialized head sock and fires warning to Visma's new TT helmet

Head sock worn with Specialized TT5 to be banned from 2 April, as governing body announces review of its regulations in light of bold new Giro and Rudy Project TT helmets

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Link to Lance Armstrong’s former boss Johan Bruyneel launches social media tirade against UCI president
Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel at the Tour de France in the 2000s

Lance Armstrong’s former boss Johan Bruyneel launches social media tirade against UCI president

'The most important thing for him is to be seen alongside important and influential figures' says former Belgian team manager

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Link to Manufacturer circumvents UCI restrictions on lever position with new bar design
The new bars slalom their way through UCI equipment regulations, but for how long?

Manufacturer circumvents UCI restrictions on lever position with new bar design

A flared design allows for the bars to comply with UCI rules and for riders to have turned-in levers

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Link to Quinn Simmons believes UCI is overlooking bigger safety issues amid new lever regulations
Quinn Simmons at the start of stage 1 of the Tour Down Under

Quinn Simmons believes UCI is overlooking bigger safety issues amid new lever regulations

American rider points to 'the dangerous finishes and the dangerous courses that organisers get away with that causes the crashes'

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Link to Spotted: UCI officials taking lever position seriously at Tour Down Under
UCI commissaires have been spotted using a measuring jig to check riders lever position

Spotted: UCI officials taking lever position seriously at Tour Down Under

After the announcement of a clampdown last year, measures are already in place to make sure brake levers aren't turned in too much

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Link to UCI introduce 'High Temperature Protocol' to protect riders on hottest days
Michael Matthews at the 2023 Santos Tour Down Under

UCI introduce 'High Temperature Protocol' to protect riders on hottest days

Ahead of Tour Down Under, the UCI release new protocol that gives organisers power to move start zones and times, among other things

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Link to Adam Hansen backs UCI’s turned-in brake lever ban
Many riders in the peloton have been spotted with a turned-in brake lever set up

Adam Hansen backs UCI’s turned-in brake lever ban

CPA president in support of new rule to curb dangerous positions, saying ‘this is a valid rule’

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Link to UCI has turned-in brake levers in its sights with new regulations set for 2025
Arnaud De Lie used the aggressive lever position during the 2023 season

UCI has turned-in brake levers in its sights with new regulations set for 2025

This sees the latest bike position trend of the pro peloton fall foul of UCI regulation changes

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Link to UCI introduces harsher fines for non-compliant clothing for 2024
Annemiek van Vleuten was fined 700 Swiss Francs after the 2022 World Championships road race

UCI introduces harsher fines for non-compliant clothing for 2024

Riders can now also be docked UCI points for a range of infringements, including drafting behind team cars

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Link to Lappartient suggests October Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders amid calls for calendar reform
The 2021 edition of Paris-Roubaix took place in October

Lappartient suggests October Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders amid calls for calendar reform

UCI president voices desire for more coherent, environmentally-friendly season structure, and suggests a 50km summit finish race

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Link to UCI follows through with plans to monitor cyclo-cross riders' participation at World Cups
Fem van Empel won't be at this weekend's World Cup round in Troyes, choosing to enjoy a period of rest instead

UCI follows through with plans to monitor cyclo-cross riders' participation at World Cups

Governing body announces that it will 'initiate reflection on the participation of athletes in the rounds of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup'

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NO JURISDICTION HERE ❌

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Link to GCN Tech Show: The UCI proved us wrong, we do need rules
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GCN Tech Show: The UCI proved us wrong, we do need rules

We take a look at the new BMC Speedmachine TT bike, and ask: has the UCI had it right all along?

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Link to SD Worx director Danny Stam expelled from Tour de France Femmes after drafting incident
Danny Stam has been working in women’s cycling since 2012, but will watch the rest of the second Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift from home

SD Worx director Danny Stam expelled from Tour de France Femmes after drafting incident

Team manager drafted Demi Vollering back to the peloton on stage 5 and made 'inappropriate comments' to the UCI in response

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