THE UCI LISTENS TO THE RIDERS: FINES GET SPLIT IN HALF AND THE WORK FOR SAFETY GOES ON

from 27/06/19

While both, the top male and female athletes are getting ready to get on the roads of the Tour de France and the Giro Rosa, their representatives continue to work hard to defend the interests of all the riders and to improve their job conditions.

The UCI has listened to the requests of the International Riders’ Associationregarding the fines and the safety. With regard to the first, the International Cycling Union has decided to cut in half the fines, which are too high in view of a rider's minimum wage, and to change some regulations regarding the sanctions.
«We have become the mouthpiece of the results of the polls we have conducted among the riders. We keep working in order to meet the needs of the various parties and to achieve the compliance with the rules with more just and appropriate sanctions. We have also requested that the penalty in terms of UCI points, which is currently too heavy, gets re-evaluated» explains the CPA president Gianni Bugno.

As far as safety in races is concerned, the CPA is giving its contribution to the UCI’s Technical and Regulation working group, by reporting the impressions and thoughts of the riders. «The communication with the guys and the girls is increasingly effective thanks to the work of our delegates and to the chats on Telegram which we have activated at the races. In this sense the Giro d'Italia has seen a lot of communication. As we have repeatedly said, we must prevent risks. For this reason the group asks for modifications regarding the feed zone, the training of the drivers of the vehicles in the race and a minimum safety distance between the vehicles and the riders. At the end of the year we will talk again to the UCI about every single race. All the organizers must respect what is imposed by the Cahier de Charges» continues Bugno, who together with the head of the women's cycling movement, Alessandra Cappellotto, celebrates another important goal achieved: the protocol for Extreme Weather Conditions will also be adopted for the ladies World Tour races.



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