UCI makes U-turn on team race radio ban

Teams will be allowed to use in-ear two-way communication in more top-level races in the 2016 season

Danilo Hondo gets his radio fixed on stage ten of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Cycling's governing body backed down on its stance against race radios. Going ahead in the 2016 season, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will not only allow two-way communication between riders and teams in WorldTour events, but also in .1 and .HC category events.

The decision was made by UCI during a meeting at the Road World Championships in Richmond, USA, this week.

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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.