Following some very strict application for some riders this week, but leniency for others, this week's cycling quiz asks how well do you know the UCI's rules?

Earlier this week, one of the Giro d’Italia‘s top contenders was put out of contention as a result of a very strict application of the UCI‘s rules.

When Richie Porte (Team Sky) punctured and watched the peloton disappear down the road, he was only too glad to receive a replacement wheel from Orica-GreenEdge’s Simon Clarke.

The race’s rule committee took exception to this ‘non-regulataion assistance’ and gave the GC contender a two minute penalty, all but ending his hopes of a win or perhaps even a top-five finish.

As a result of this, we started to think about the UCI’s long list of rules, a compendium of regulations that it is surely impossible for riders to be completely familiar with – as stated by Porte at the time of his penalty.

So for this week’s cycling quiz we’ve come up with ten questions to see how familiar you are with some of the UCI’s laws.

  • Jeff T

    I don’t ride on the road, I don’t race, and have only watched the Tour de France once. I guessed at every question here, using the most inane choice for each, and got a 60% score. Typical bureaucracy.

  • David Chadderton

    As I am not a professional racer, and too old to be a Commissaire, my score of 50% is of no importance. Phew!

  • Andy_Reading

    Q6 – How is the answer 3. Czech and Slovak championships are combined leaving 1 more. How can this 1 national championships be combined with 0 other national championships?