Super Tuck & Puppy Paws: What the Riders Think

The International Cycling Union (UCI) introduced new measures to strengthen rider protection. The UCI will be stricter if riders ‘take unsafe positions on the bike’. The UCI refers to the ‘super tuck’ and ‘puppy paws’ positions. Riders will to start with acquire a warning, but immediately after April 1st may be suspended. In this article is what the riders assume.

~~ Ed. Observe: This tale initially ran a yr ago – but yesterday it went viral once again – so we’re reposting it in situation you skipped it the initial time. – Pez. ~~

All steps can be uncovered on the UCI web-site.

In no way to be found yet again

Because the UCI announcement, several riders have criticised the cycling governing body’s security actions. The union has determined to ban the using on the major tube, the ‘super tuck’ and to take a time demo placement ‘puppy paws’ in a highway race. The UCI emphasise that ‘taking risky positions in races’ can be punished with a wonderful, disqualification or declassification. This has not absent down very well with several riders from April 1, 2021.

The UCI didn’t like O’Bree positions both

Gianni Bugno, as chairman of the cyclist union CPA, does not thoroughly understand where the criticism arrives from. “The riders may well be discouraged because they could get a high-quality or other penalty, but this will inevitably also implement to race organisers who do not comply with the safety actions The riders are free of charge to just take other biking positions throughout instruction, but it is only not allowed in competitions. Riders are part designs and have a specific responsibility. Getting these a situation may perhaps not be hazardous for a specialist cyclist, but it is unsafe for younger cyclists and cyclists who then duplicate it.”

The previous sight of ‘puppy paws’ by Tim Wellens in the Étoile de Bessèges

“Professional cyclists know how quickly they can trip, but they also take a chance if they go down in a time demo posture on a descent at 70 kilometres per hour,” explained Bugno. “They can hit a pot-hole and then take the whole peloton down in their crash. That is why we have decided to ban such cycling positions. All people has their share in the protection difficulty. I really don’t agree with the criticism by some riders. The committee has agreed to the new policies and we ought to now embrace them. We also do that with other procedures.” The CPA will talk about the new regulations on Monday 15 February.

Did the UCI ban this also?

The riders took to social media to air their sights:






Iljo Keisse included:
“We will make a decision for ourselves how we cycle and descend. That at the UCI they initial make certain that every little thing in just their duty is in order…”

Israel Get started-Up Country rider Daniel Martin seems to be the only rider to be talking up for the UCI.

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