Riders already testing out boundaries of new UCI aero positioning rules

In the past week a number of riders have been spotted wrapping their hands around their brake levers in preparation for the ban of 'puppy paws'

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While the new rules on aero positioning don't come into effect until April 1, members of the pro peloton are already adapting how they ride, looking to continue going as fast as possible while staying within the regulations.

In a swathe of new diktats issued by the UCI aiming to improve rider safety, both the supertuck and forearms time trial position will be banned in the coming months, a decision that has proved divisive amongst the pro ranks.

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