Aero data shows effects of banning super tuck and forearm time trial positions

Data analyses the aero savings afforded by the soon-to-be-banned position

Analysts at Swiss Side have provided data on the effect that banning aerodynamic positions will have on pro racing speeds and breakaways.

The UCI will ban the 'aero tuck' position, which provides an aero advantage on a descent, from April 1, alongside a range of new measures to improve rider safety.

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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.