UCI sets rules on use of gravel in road races

Cadel Evans (BMC) outsprinted the few riders who managed to make it to the end of stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia with him.
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In its latest revision of its rules for road races, the UCI has laid down several new regulations on the use of sections of unpaved roads in races.

Road races across unpaved roads have created such intense interest in races like Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche and Tro-Bro Léon and stages of the Grand Tours that traverse similar sectors, that a whole separate genre of gravel racing has been created to reproduce these experiences for amateurs.

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