'The fans don't want to see Formula One in bike racing': UCI's Mick Rogers on banning metabolic sensors

The UCI's new regulations will ban glucose and lactate sensors from races

(Image credit: Ineos Grenadiers)

The UCI has moved to ban devices that monitor glucose or lactate from use during competition, stating a desire to avoid ‘Formula One’ style racing, promote equality and ensure that young riders, well, learn how to fuel a race the hard way. 

An update to the UCI equipment guidelines will come into play on June 10, with an overhaul given to the section of the equipment guidelines relating to ‘onboard technology’. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.