UCI to ban 'super tuck' with suspension touted as possible punishment

Cycling's governing body is introducing a range of measures ahead of the new season to try and improve rider safety

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The UCI will look to eradicate the 'super tuck' from the professional peloton, with riders facing possible suspension from races if caught descending on their top tube.

The aerodynamic position that allows riders to descend faster is often criticised as being a dangerous manoeuvre, and cycling's governing body are banning it alongside a range of new measures to improve rider safety.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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