Team sizes should be reduced to just six riders, says new UCI president

David Lappartient wants to continue reduction of team sizes

Team Sky on the front of the peloton at the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Teams sizes should be limited to just six riders per race, according to new UCI president David Lappartient as he seeks to continue to reduce the size of the professional peloton.

From next season teams will be limited to eight riders in Grand Tours and seven riders in all other races - a reduction of one rider compared to current regulations - but Lappartient says he wants to continue that trend towards smaller teams.

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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.