New UCI rules will now fine pro riders who throw away bottles or rubbish outside designated waste zones up to 1000 Swiss Francs. “Leaving trash on the road is no longer acceptable in this day and age,” said UCI Jury Commissioner Philippe Marien.
Qualifying for the British Cycling eRacing Champs was won by Steve Young (Team Canyon ZCC) and Illi Gardner (KISS RT). The top 10 from each race will compete in the live finals in London in late March.
Kristina Vogel, the German track star who was left paralysed last year after a crash, is entering politics in her home city of Erfurt, as a candidate for Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat Party.
Team Sky’s Ben Swift ended up in intensive care in Tenerife after rupturing his spleen in a training crash, though he was well enough to tweet about his progress from his hospital bed.
Jason Kenny vented his anger after a van driver drove at him and his 18-month old son and verbally abused them while they were riding. “In his dense skull he believes he has right of way so he’s willing to kill someone?” he wrote on Twitter.
Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Hour Record is under threat with Belgium’s Victor Campenaerts set to attack it in mid-April at altitude in Mexico. He finished third in the Worlds TT in Innsbruck last September.
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