Rule Breakers: How Do Pro Cyclists Fool The UCI? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 271

Published on March 2nd 2023


Pro cyclists are always looking to gain every legal advantage possible, which means stretching the rules to the max! On this week’s show, we discuss different UCI rule loopholes, or, ahem, “reach-arounds” if you’re Ollie, including narrow handlebars, crotchless aero pants and more! We also look at the world’s shortest cranks and a do-it-all utility bike from Specialized.

00:00 Intro
00:51 Most Desirable Bike in the World
01:27 UCI Loopholes
12:12 Global Bike Festival competition
13:29 Orbea Gain competition
14:26 Hot Tech
23:44 Comments of the Week
27:59 Bike Vault

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