Bos proposes UCI adopt track-like rules to make road sprinting safer

Stage winner Team Lotto rider Australias Caleb Ewan 1stR sprints to win ahead of From R Team Deceuninck rider Irelands Sam Bennett Team Jumbo rider Belgiums Wout van Aert and Team Bora rider Slovakias Peter Sagan at the end of the 11th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 167 km between Chatelaillon Plage and Poitiers on September 9 2020 Photo by Thibault Camus POOL AFP Photo by THIBAULT CAMUSPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Peter Sagan (L) was relegated in this 2020 Tour de France sprint on stage 11 after barging Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Five-time track world champion and former WorldTour road racer Theo Bos laid out an intriguing proposal to make road sprinting safer by instituting some rules adapted from the track.

"It must change," Bos told, "No more wild west in the bunch sprints, with officials interpreting it only a little loosely, but few rules that everyone understands and that everyone can enforce."

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