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UCI bans team cars from following time trial riders too closely

November 30, 2022

Tthe UCI has ruled that cars must now follow riders at 15 metres rather than 10 as before, although it is not known how commissaires will measure this in race. Cyclingnews spoke to an aero expert, Richard Kelso, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, who explained that the larger area of a team car stacked with bikes pushes more air in front of it, reducing the speed of the airflow around the rider. This, in turn, reduces the drag and allows for a performance boost. Cycling Weekly