Lotto-Soudal boss angry after UCI bans aerodynamic gel that riders rubbed on their legs at Critérium du Dauphiné

Marc Sergeant questions why gel is banned while Team Sky's skinsuits are not

The special gel on the legs of the Lotto Soudal riders

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lotto-Soudal have reacted with anger and disappointment after the UCI took the decision to ban the so-called "Speed Gel" that riders had on their legs during the team time trial on stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

At least four riders – Thomas De Gendt, Jelle Vanendert, Victor Campenaerts, and Jens Keukeleire – were spotted with small white dots on their legs during the 35km stage three, in which they finished third behind Team Sky and BMC Racing, with team staff explaining that it was a special gel designed to improve aerodynamics.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.