Lappartient refutes that UCI is moving too slowly on rider safety

UCI President David Lappartient at the 2020 Imola Road Race World Championships
UCI President David Lappartient at the 2020 Imola Road Race World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

UCI president David Lappartient has defended the UCI’s work to improve rider and race safety, refuting suggestions that professional cycling is moving too slowly after a number of major incidents in recent weeks.

Several leading team managers have called for an independent body to audit race safety and riders have become more united, neutralising stages at the Tour de France when they felt it was too dangerous and at the Tour de Luxembourg when vehicles entered the race route.     

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