Bianchi Oltre RC's 'Air Deflectors' not allowed in UCI races

New bike from Italian manufacturers will only be legal without their funky aero additions

Bianchi Oltre RC
(Image credit: Bianchi)

The 'Air Deflectors' featured on the new Bianchi Oltre RC will not be allowed in UCI-sanctioned events, cycling's governing body confirmed this week.

On Tuesday, Cyclingnews reported that the Air Deflectors were not part of the official approval process for the new bike, meaning that they cannot be used in races.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.