Should the UCI weight limit be scrapped?

Is the UCI’s 6.8kg bike weight limit an outdated rule in need of reform, or an important safety measure?

Introduced in 2000 to prevent manufacturers from pushing the limits with carbon-fibre, a material of which they still did not have a complete knowledge, to the point of failure, all bikes used in race must be at least 6.8kg.

However, 16 years later, and technology, if not the UCI rules, have come a long way.

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