UCI reduces fees for approved equipment scheme

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Following the general furore over the new approval protocol rushed in earlier this month, cycle racing's international governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has reduced its fees. It claims it has been able to do so due to the economy of scale effect of a "high number of approval requests... as well as the simplification of certain steps in the procedures".

According to a communiqué issued by the UCI after launching an emergency review of the protocol last week, the most a manufacturer will pay for getting a bike or frame approved for racing is 5,000 Swiss Francs (apx £3,330) per model for up to eight different sizes. This compares to the previous figure of approximately £7,800 + VAT.

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