UCI bans team cars from following time trial riders too closely

Team cars must now follow riders at a distance of 15 metres rather than 10

Jonas Vingegaard Tour de France
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The UCI has ratified a new rule for time trials which means that cars will now have to follow riders at 15 metres rather than 10, as was the case before.

The change, as reported by Het Nieuwsblad on Tuesday, comes after a series of high profile riders were seen closely followed by team cars stacked with bikes during time trials in the 2022 season.

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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.