All UCI World Championships road races will have equal prize money in 2016

The UCI brings the women's prize money in the team time trial in line with the men's to ensure parity across all disciplines

The women’s team time trial at the 2016 UCI World Championships will have equal prize money to the men’s, bringing equality to all disciplines.

In 2015, the men’s team champions took home €33,333, with prize money going down to €4,166 for the fifth place team.

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In comparison, the women’s champions were awarded €10,666, down to €1,666 for the team finishing fifth.

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The prize money for the road races and time trials were already aligned, with the winners taking €7,667 and €3,833 in the respective races.

The announcement was made at the UCI Management Committee meeting in Lausanne over June 2 and 3, where a revised UCI Code of Ethics was agreed upon.

UCI President Brian Cookson said: “The adoption of the newly strengthened Code of Ethics is another very important step towards ensuring the very highest standards of good governance at the UCI.”

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The management committee was also updated on the thousands of technological fraud tests conducted on bikes since January 2016. The briefing stated that approximately 2,000 tests took place at the Giro d’Italia, with each rider having their bike tested four times on average throughout the race.