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by Mark Zalewski
March 24, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni survives climb to win Catalunya stage; Pichon wins Coppi e Bartali opener; CCC Sprandi Polkowice takes TTT; Kristof Allegaert leads the Indian Pacific Wheel Race through the halfway point; Victorian cyclists miss out on minimum passing distance law; ASO strikes deal for race in China; Weening abandons Catalunya; Sporza secures rights for Flanders Classics through 2024; British Lord blames cycle lane for aiding Westminster attack; Lotto-Soudal boss hopes Dwars door Vlaanderen was a lesson; Girdlestone continues to defy odds, entering Le Race this weekend with top bib; World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry meets at Taipei Show; Van Garderen called out on social media for ‘rule infraction’; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; South America Bites : A New World Record.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry met ahead of the Taipei Show to discuss UCI standards such as aerodynamic regulations, weight limits and disc brakes.
“It is a bit how it works with UCI. You have to go step by step; you can’t ask for huge change or set of new regulations at once,” said Yves Mori, WFSGI communications and bicycle manager. “It is a constant negotiation and collaboration with UCI, but nothing is ready to be shared publicly now.”
Disc brakes are the biggest controversy, with manufacturers pushing for their implementation and riders’ association pushing back, citing safety concerns.
One of the outcomes of the meeting was a goal of standardising labels for products across different countries. “It is not just a legal issue. We want to be informed of the labeling requirements, but it is also a safety concern,” said Jochen Schaefer, WFSGI legal counsel.
“Nothing is standardized; it is all different in the U.S. and Europe and Asia. We will be prepared if this is a law in 10 months or 12 months.”
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