5 Descending Positions So Dangerous They Were Banned

Published on August 11th 2022

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When the UCI banned some of the peloton's favourite aerodynamic descending positions on safety grounds, they were met with some criticism. Did they have the best interests of cyclists at heart, or do they just hate fun? We did the sensible thing and sent our resident crash test dummy down the side of a mountain to find out.

*all dodgy descents at GCN are performed by trained (ish) professionals. Do not try this at home.

0:00 - Intro 
0:40 - The Superman
2:02 - The Pantani
3:13 - Chest On The Bars
4:07 - The Supertuck
5:11 - Puppy Paws

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