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UCI to reduce team sizes to eight in Grand Tours

The UCI have  announced a number of rule changes in relation to peloton sizes in a bid to improve safety for both riders and spectators

One of the changes announced is team sizes in Grand Tours will be reduced from 9 rider to 8 riders from 2018 onwards. The change to aimed at improving rider safety but also to make it more difficult stronger teams to dominate a race offer better racing for cycling fans.

The three biggest race organisers, A.S.O., RCS Sport and Flanders Classics tried to introduce the change this season however the plans were dropped.

The statement from the UCI reads:

“Following yesterday's meeting in Bergen, Norway at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, the UCI Management Committee has agreed major modernisations of its rules governing road racing, mountain bike, BMX racing and indoor cycling."

“To improve the safety of the riders, spectators and the race convoy, the UCI Management Committee decided to limit the peloton size to a maximum of 176 riders in all events on the UCI International Road Calendar. Therefore, a maximum of 7 riders will now be allowed per team in all men’s road races (except Grand Tours, 8). In the UCI Women’s WorldTour, there will be a maximum of 6 riders per team in one-day races, 7 in stage-races.”

UCI to reduce team sizes to eight in Grand Tours

 

 
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