Riders to face bans for holding on to team cars and going through level crossings from 2018

Harsher penalties introduced as part of regulations shake-up

Cyclists re-start after a closed level-crossing in the 2015 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Riders will face bans for holding on to team cars and riding through closed level crossings from 2018, as the UCI introduces harsher penalties for next season.

Under the current regulations, riders caught holding on to cars during a race can already be disqualified - as was the case with Gianni Moscon at the recent World Championships and with Vincenzo Nibali at the 2015 Vuelta a España - and issued with a 200 CHF fine.

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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.