Alexander Richardson disqualified for unlawful using place
British knowledgeable Alexander Richardson was disqualified from the Tour of Turkey for an illegal using impact of residing on stage 4.
Richardson, who races for ProTeam Alpecin-Fenix, was caught on digicam the make use of of his forearms on the handlebars to boost his weight, whereas attention-grabbing his brake levers together with his shrimp fingers.
On April 1, the UCI launched strict punishments for any individual using in heaps of unconventional using positions, together with the ‘supertuck’ and forearms on the bars, on safety grounds.
Richardson was easiest the second explicit particular person to comprise been disqualified from a bustle for the offence, after Jumbo-Visma’s Gijs Leemreize was kicked out of Brabantse Pijl superior a couple of hours later.
Whereas Richardson was filmed using in an illegal impact of residing previous to Leemreize’s offence, the Dutchman was kicked out of Brabantse Pijl at as quickly as, whereas Richardson was now not disqualified from the Tour of Turkey until after he had accomplished the stage.
The UCI tips impart: “The rider shall in total settle a sitting impact of residing on the bicycle. This impact of residing requires that presumably probably the most attention-grabbing sides of improve are the subsequent: the toes on the pedals, the palms on the handlebars and the seat on the saddle.”
Riders breaking the up to date using impact of residing rule are robotically disqualified.
Biking’s governing physique moreover launched a data for bustle organisers, riders and teams taking off precisely which positions at the moment are banned.
Alexander Richardson was disqualified from the Tour of Turkey for this using impact of residing
The UCI moreover launched harsh punishments for riders caught littering originate air designated zones heading inside the suited route.
After introducing disqualifications for any individual littering in one-day races and time penalties in stage races, the UCI has agreed to switch the foundations after a amount of complaints from riders.
Any particular person littering will now be given a elegant for his or her first offence, instead of the instantaneous disqualification that was at first enforced.
Richardson, a broken-down One Professional Biking rider, joined ProTeam Alpecin-Fenix on a two-300 and sixty 5 days contract at first up of 2020.
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This season he competed in heaps of Belgian one-day races, previous to lining up for his first stage bustle of 2021 inside the Tour of Turkey.