Concussion protocol will see affected riders withdrawn from racing for at least a week

The new protocols have been in development since 2019.

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The UCI has introduced a sports-related concussion (SRC) protocol that will see affected riders withdrawn from competition for at least a week.

Following a number of serious crashes and injuries in the 2020 season, including Romain Bardet’s withdrawal from the Tour de France with concussion, there was growing pressure on cycling’s governing body to act.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.