Bugno: Pro riders have a responsibility as role models for safety

Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) is in a tuck position on a descent
Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) is in a tuck position on a descent while leading Paris-Nice in 2015 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

While some riders have complained about the UCI's new enforcement of the ban on the aerodynamic 'super-tuck' and forearms-on-bars positions, CPA President Gianni Bugno tells Cyclingnews the riders were represented in 'numerous safety meetings' with the UCI and other stakeholders when the new rules were proposed.

The CPA was represented by Philippe Gilbert and Matteo Trentin in the meetings to improve rider safety which accelerated after the devastating Tour de Pologne crash of Fabio Jakobsen. Bugno says the CPA's members were regularly updated on what was discussed during the meetings and so they knew about the new rules riding positions.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.