UCI defends its stance on tilted saddles

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The Union Cycliste International (UCI) has reinforced its position on riders' saddle orientation following their decision on the day of the Tour's team time trial to implement the rule that all saddles must be exactly horizontal.

Having a horizontal saddle is written in the UCI's rules and regulations, but when they enforced it in Les Essarts several teams reacted angrily, two of whom were subsequently fined for their behaviour.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.