BMC team boss wants action from UCI after race vehicles injure riders

BMC manager Jim Ochowicz is demanding that the UCI comes up with a solution after the recent spate of vehicles colliding with riders during races

Jim Ochowicz

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BMC Racing General Manager Jim Ochowicz wants "answers and solutions" from the UCI after vehicles have caused cyclists to crash in recent races.

Ochowicz wrote an open letter to the governing body’s president, Brian Cookson, on Monday. It follows this weekend's events, where BMC cyclist Danilo Wyss fell due to a TV motorbike in La Drôme Classic and a medic's motorbike clipped Stig Broeckx (Lotto-Soudal) in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.