Sir Dave Brailsford wants UCI to consider 5km safety rule for GC riders

The Team Sky boss wants to look at extending the safety rule from three kilometres to five

Photo: Graham Watson

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Team Sky boss Sir David Brailsford says he wants to consider a five-kilometre rule to protect classification riders in the hectic sprints of the Tour de France and other races.

Yesterday's stage winner and world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) complained that the race has become more dangerous in the last few years because cyclists are riding "as if they don't care about their life."

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