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Teams want role in radio decision

The organization representing the world’s top professional cycling teams has asked to meet with the UCI to review a recent decision to phase out the use of two-way radios in the sport. Meeting in advance of Wednesday’s 2010 Tour de France presentation, the Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) requested a meeting with the UCI in order to voice concerns over a ban imposed by the governing body’s management committee last month.

The organization representing the world’s top professional cycling teams has asked to meet with the UCI to review a recent decision to phase out the use of two-way radios in the sport.

Meeting in advance of Wednesday’s 2010 Tour de France presentation, the Association International des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP) requested a meeting with the UCI in order to voice concerns over a ban imposed by the governing body’s management committee last month.

“We do not want to be presented with a fait accompli,” AIGCP president Jonathan Vaughters told the French wire service Agence France Presse.

Vaughters said that the group wants the “UCI include us in the process of deciding the future of radios in pro racing.”

The UCI management committee voted last month to eventually eliminate the use of radios in the sport. An attempt to impose a radio ban on two stages of this year’s Tour de France encountered opposition from several riders and teams. The experiment was scrapped after one stage.