I thought the UCI has always been about holding back cycling technology for the whole of it’s 108 year history? Under their rules, I’m surprised that such ‘radical innovations prepared in secret’ as pneumatic tyres, gears, aluminium frames, or heaven forbid, carbon fibre, have ever been allowed.
So if they might be about to give ground on the weight aspect, is there any hope that this might be the thin end of the wedge? Can we look forward to seeing fully-fared recumbent trikes taking part in the TT sections of the ‘09 TDF?
I thought not.]]>