Radio ban

UCI delays total ban of race radio for now

The UCI has decided to postpone the introduction of an outright race ban in all pro racing for at least another year, smoothing the way for the top professional teams to attend next month's Tour of Beijing.

UCI president Pat McQuaid says talk of breakaway league fueled by greed

Tension between the UCI and the top pro teams is reaching a breaking point over the use of race radios in elite professional races. Things got so bad that teams walked out of a meeting last week in Belgium that was supposed to be a sit-down between the major players to hammer out an understanding. Instead of reaching a common ground, both sides seem further apart than ever.

Garmin-Cervélo, HTC-Highroad work to get around UCI radio ban

While some top professional teams have tried to organize protests against the UCI’s radio ban, others are approaching the issue technologically, rather than politically. VeloNews has recently been able to confirm speculation surrounding two “under-the-radar” projects by the Garmin-Cervélo and HTC-Highroad teams to communicate with its riders during races, circumventing the UCI race-radio ban. Understandably […]

Riders group calls off planned radio protest at Harelbeke

The professional cyclists association has called off plans to hold a rider protest at this weekend's Harelbeke race over the UCI's radio ban. The CPA's Gianni Bugno told members Wednesday that UCI president Pat McQuaid had agreed to meet with him to discuss rider concerns over the ban.