Data van of Tour champion’s team banned from route by cycling body

July 1, 2024

Tour de France defending champion Jonas Vingegaard’s Visma|Lease a Bike team have been banned from using a new data-collecting van on the route of the world’s greatest cycling race.

The team proudly unveiled its “innovative Control Room” shortly before the 111th edition of the Tour started on Saturday in Italy. It was meant to provide the team with important data on the race in real time given signal failures in TV images, helping them react quicker tactically.

But cycling’s world governing body the UCI launched a probe into the van and Tour organizer ASO told dpa on Monday that the UCI has banned the van and it does not have accreditation. yahoo!