WorldTour teams set to skip Team Time Trial World Championships in protest

The AIGCP says that the UCI are 'abusing power' by compelling teams to take part in the Worlds TTT at their own expense

The BMC Team in action during the 2015 UCI World Championships TTT

(Image credit: Watson)

Pro cycling group AIGCP (Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels) says the "overwhelming majority" of its WorldTour members have voted to boycott the UCI's Team Time Trial World Championships in October after accusing the UCI of "abuse of power".

It could leave the event, which will take place in October in Qatar, devoid of any WorldTour teams.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).