Man behind Team GB bikes hired by UCI as consultant

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The engineer behind Team GB's all-conquering matt-black track bikes, Dimitris Katsanis, is to be appointed as a consultant to the UCI's Equipment Commission.

Katsanis is well known for innovation in bike design, and his appointment signals a major change of approach for cycling's governing body, which has often been criticised for a highly reactionary approach to bike and equipment rules.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine