New year, new rules – Here's what the UCI has changed for 2023

Remco Evenepoel wears the Specialized TT5 time trial helmet at the 2022 Vuelta a Espana
Remco Evenepoel wears the Specialized TT5 time trial helmet at the 2022 Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Getty Images)

The calendar has flicked over from 2022 to 2023, and with that, there are a number of new road racing rules that have taken effect ahead of the start of the road racing season. 

There are often only minor adjustments to the UCI's long and dense document of regulations governing the sport, but this year there are more changes than usual that could make a difference at Paris-Roubaix and even the Tour de France.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.