Tour de Yorkshire 2017 crash in Scarborough (copyright Simon Wilkinson,

UCI and professional cyclists’ union dangle pressing talks over rider protection

Skilled cyclists’ union the CPA has met with the UCI on the governing frame’s headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, to boost considerations over rider protection following a lot of incidents at main races in contemporary weeks in addition to in nationwide occasions.

In consequence the 2 organisations have agreed to attract up a highway map within the coming weeks, and also will dangle conferences with different stakeholders together with representatives of groups and race organisers.

The purpose is to draft proposals relating to making improvements to the protection of riders, which can be offered on the UCI WorldTour seminar on 10-11 December and, as soon as authorized via the UCI Control Committee, can be followed from subsequent season.

UCI president, David Lappartient, stated: “The protection of cyclists is an absolute precedence and I want to thank the CPA for his or her co-operation on the assembly. In conjunction with our companions from biking’s quite a lot of households, we’ve got already achieved a lot to beef up race prerequisites for riders, despite the fact that contemporary occasions have reminded us that we will be able to by no means leisure on our laurels.

“In assuming a way of duty shared via our Federation and the related stakeholders, we can get a hold of a joint reaction to the reputable considerations of riders via taking bolstered movements as of subsequent 12 months.”

CPA President Gianni Bugno added: “Rider protection is among the CPA’s key missions, and we’re extremely joyful that the UCI is listening in this factor and is made up our minds to do something positive about it.

“We’re going to get a hold of particular proposals as a part of a optimistic manner, with the purpose of seeing important measures offered for the good thing about riders in 2020.”

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