Team GB call for Denmark disqualification for illegal shin tape and aero undervests

Kinesiology tape on shins and drag-reducing undervests breached UCI regulations, says Great Britain's performance director Stephen Park

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Following the Danish team pursuit squad’s controversial use of kinesiology tape on their shins and aerodynamic undervests to gain an aerodynamic advantage, British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park has called for Denmark to be disqualified.

After yesterday’s qualifying rounds, in which the Danish team broke the Olympic record, the UCI issued the Danish team with a warning rather than a disqualification - despite acknowledging that the tape and the undervests were against the rules - something that Team GB and other nations have claimed doesn’t go far enough.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.