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July 5/18 11:36 am - UCI Relaxes Rules for Disc Brakes in Road & BMX Events

Posted by Editor on 07/5/18

In June, the UCI Management Committee approved their Agenda 2022 strategy, which covered a number of initiatives, including allowing disc brakes in UCI sanctioned Road and BMX competitions, as of July 1, 2018.

The specific UCI statement:

Following nearly three years of tests, and in agreement with various stakeholders - teams, riders, mechanics, fans, commissaires, and the bicycle industry via the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFGSGI) - the decision has been taken to authorise disc brakes for road and BMX Racing, as of 1st July this year. Point 1.3.025 of the UCI Regulations will be amended to this effect, to allow the use of disc brakes during training and competitions for road and BMX Racing, as is already the case for cyclo-cross, mountain bike, trials and mass participation events.

For Canadian events, this will first take effect at the BMX Nationals and the Superweek UCI events (White Spot Delta Road Race on July 8th, and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix on July 11th).


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