WorldTour teams have an extra three years to halve carbon emissions before losing license - UCI clarifies

A carbon emissions tracker has been introduced and it is mandatory for all stakeholders to use it

Cars at the Tour
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Despite previously stating that men’s and women’s WorldTour teams would need to halve their carbon emissions by 2027 or risk having their top-tier licence revoked, the UCI have clarified that the ruling will in fact not take place until 2030.

In an interview about sustainability with Cycling Weekly in the spring, that was part-published in July, the UCI president David Lappartient said: “It will be mandatory for them [WorldTour teams] to be carbon neutral in 2030, with the goal to reduce their emissions by 50% in 2027 compared to 2019. After 2027 this will be mandatory to even keen a WorldTour licence.”

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

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