After the announcement of new measures by the International cycling union (ICU) where were the position ban "Supertuck”Popularized by Froome and preventing cyclists from dumping waste in prohibited areas, they have now announced another measure that will not be liked by the international peloton.
The ban on the "Froome" position has already made some professional cyclists speak out and now the measure of prohibit riding with the forearms resting on the handlebars in position "air" will be even more discussed.
This position is widely used by many cyclists both in competition and in training, since it allows to have a more or less “aero” position without having couplers installed on the bike.
If cyclists violate the established rules, they may receive a sanction, lose points or even time in the competition
These new rules will go into effect on April 1.
"It is forbidden to use the forearms as a point of support on the handlebar, except in counter testsj "
Article 1.3.008 establishes: “The rider should normally assume a sitting position on the bike.
This position requires that the only points of support are the following: feet on the pedals, hands on the handlebars and the seat on the saddle. "
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