'They come to my country and kill kids': UCI's decision to allow Russian riders at World Championships draws passionate reaction

There has been a mixed response to the UCI's decision to allow Russian and Belarusian riders the opportunity to return to the international stage.

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The UCI’s decision to open the door to allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to once again compete in international events, such as the World Championships, has drawn a strong condemnation from one of Ukraine’s leading figures within cycling.

On February 3, cycling’s governing body amended its rules to reflect a recent decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that stated  athletes from Russia and Belarus should no longer be excluded from competing in international arenas if they adhere to certain measures.

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