UCI introduces host of changes including approval of disc brakes, steps towards gender equality & mass Worlds event

UCI's Agenda 2022 outlines ambitious plans for the next four years

David Lappartient. Photo: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com/REX/Shutterstock

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has approved disc brakes indefinitely, made steps towards gender equality and outlined plans for a combined World Championships that will take place every four years.

The Management Committee met in Arzon (France) to approve the agenda that will serve as its road map until 2022, announcing several key changes for the coming seasons, some of which come into effect immediately.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.