McQuaid issues open letter on race radio issue

UCI president Pat McQuaid, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Pat McQuaid issued an open letter to riders on Friday (March 18) addressing issues relating to the UCI's proposed ban on radio earpieces during races.

The ban on race radios has proved to be a highly controversial issue, causing heated debate among riders, teams and fans. Very broadly, riders and teams are in favour of keeping radios whereas fans (and, of course, the UCI) are not. However, opinion is split even within each of these camps with some riders coming forward to say they are in favour of banning radios.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.