UCI to meet with riders, teams, race organisers to improve safety

Riders tried to avoid the crash on stage 1 of the Tour de Pologne
The crash in Tour de Pologne was just the start of terrible incidents to afflict road cycling since racing resumed (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI reaffirmed on Friday that it would take steps to improve safety for riders, with the UCI due to sit down with members of associations representing the race organisers (AIOCC), teams (AIGCP) and riders (CPA) to formulate a "global plan" to improve rider safety.

The move comes following serious incidents since the re-start to the road season after the coronavirus cancellations, including a terrible opening stage of the Tour de France in Nice where the first rain storm in weeks turned roads into a slick, soapy mess that led to numerous crashes.

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