Littering during races to be punished with time penalty or disqualification, UCI announces

Riders who use the supertuck or a TT position on road handlebars will also be docked time or DQed in all UCI races

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The peloton will have to dispose of bidons and rubbish in specified litter zones or risk being disqualified in new rules published by the UCI.

Cycling's governing body is introducing new racing regulations as the 2021 season stutters to a start, with sitting on the top tube or using a TT position on road handlebars also set to banned from April 1.

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