UCI to introduce 'waste zones' for riders to deposit their litter

Any race with a feed zone must now also provide a 'waste zone' for riders to get rid of their litter.

Feed zone, Metaltek Grand Prix 2013

If you watch a professional race on television the chances are you will have seen riders littering the road with their food wrappers, empty gel sachets and water bottles.

But now the UCI have amended rules to state that any race with a feed zone must also provide a ‘waste zone’ for riders to empty their pockets.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.