The end of junior gearing? UCI gets rid of rule restricting ratios for under 18s

From next year, juniors will be able to use regular gears while taking part in UCI races

Hagenes wins the junior men's road race
Per Strand Hagenes Junior men's road race at the World Championships last year
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

The UCI has amended its rulebook to allow Junior riders to use any gear ratio they wish in races, a change that will come into place from the start of next season.

Cycling's governing body slipped the changes out in the latest update to their regulations, the same update which saw the UCI's new rules on transgender athletes introduced.

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