Category: Advocacy

Haller struck by car while training 

Katusha-Alpecin’s Marco Haller was struck by a motorist who ran a stop sign while training in Austria on Thursday, suffering multiple fractures to his left knee. The team estimate he will be out for several […]

Volta a Catalunya riders praise decision to cancel Vallter 2000 climb 

The Volta a Catalunya organisers’ decision to cancel the crucial stage 3 final Vallter ascent because of the risk of avalanches and poor weather has been met with regret by some members of the peloton, […]

De Plus and Vakoc in hospital after being hit by truck in training 

Quick-Step Floors riders Laurens De Plus and Petr Vakoc have been hospitalised after they were hit by a truck during a training ride in South Africa on Thursday. The pair was out with teammate Bob […]

UCI Adopts New Safety Measures Proposed By CPA

This week the UCI published on its website a new version of the UCI WorldTour Specifications for Organisers which sets forth operational criteria that World Tour races must follow in, among other areas, TV production, […]

Cycling Weekly: ‘New Race Safety Regulations Are Great, But Not Enough’ Says Former Pro

Former pro rider and current TV broadcaster on French television Cédric Vasseur says that the UCI’s new rules relating to rider safety in races do not go far enough, saying more attention should be paid […]

Cycling News: New UCI Rider Safety Rules Missing Key Recommendations From CPA

The UCI issued a mid-season addition to its rules, publishing extensive guidelines for vehicles in the race convoy. The move is intended to improve rider safety after a spate of vehicle-rider incidents. But still pending […]

Cycling News: UCI Takes Measures To Control Race Vehicle Convoy For Rider Safety

Following the string of collisions between riders and vehicles from the convoy that accompanies races, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) published a 38-page document full of guidelines it will now expect drivers to follow, along […]

Cycling News: David Millar to represent riders in Extreme Weather Protocol talks

David Millar has confirmed to Cyclingnews that he will represent the Cyclistes Professionnels Associes (CPA) as it works with the UCI to establish an Extreme Weather Protocol to protect riders and avoid making them compete […]

Cycling News: Extreme Weather Protocol a success, but needs improvement says Bookwalter

The ANAPRC’s (Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists) first major initiative came to fruition today with the inaugural execution of the UCI’s Extreme Weather Protocol at the Clasica de Almeria.

Cycling News: ANAPRC calls for updated UCI course-safety regulations after Qatar crash

The Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists (ANAPRC) today criticized the UCI over what it believes are inadequate course-safety regulations and enforcement. The statements were made on Twitter following a dramatic crash that took […]

Velo News: In Qatar, another avoidable crash

Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff were tucked behind the last of their lead-out men at 65kph when the Tour of Qatar peloton flowed around and then crashed atop a raised concrete road divider strewn with […]

Velo News: New North American rider’s union calls for extreme weather protocol

The day saw dangerous gusts to nearly 60 miles per hour, sending wind chills down near zero and smashing riders against each other as they fought for control of their bikes. Thursday’s second stage of […]