Gijs Leemreize disqualified for illegal riding position at Brabantse Pijl

OVERIJSE BELGIUM APRIL 14 Gijs Leemreize of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 61st De Brabantse Pijl La Flche Brabanonne 2021 Mens Elite a 2017km race from Leuven to Overijse 106m BP21 FlandersClassic on April 14 2021 in Overijse Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) at Brabantse Pijl (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jumbo-Visma rider Gijs Leemreize has become the first rider to fall foul of the UCI's newly introduced regulations on illegal riding positions at Brabantse Pijl.

The Dutch rider was disqualified from the WorldTour one-day Classic after utilising a now-banned riding position – either the 'super-tuck' or the 'time trial' position – during the race. His team confirmed the news via Twitter, simply stating: "DQ Gijs Leemreize for riding position."

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