UCI to review hookless rims ‘as a matter of urgency’

Review follows Thomas De Gendt’s heavy crash at men’s UAE Tour

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The UCI has said that it will urgently review the use of hookless rim wheels in professional cycling. 

A statement released from cycling’s world governing body on Friday confirmed that it was looking into the issue and that it would would share its findings in due course. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.