According to the new rules implemented by the international governing body of cycling, UCI, the teams that will participate in the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift, will have to present a list of all the “critical equipment” that will be used in the matches.
The changes to the rules were published at the end of last month, on April 24, and are part of the 17-page document, comprising the “Road Equipment Registration Procedure”. If the teams do not carry out the request, they will have penalties such as fines between the amounts of 4,470 to 89,400 euros and even disqualification.
The UCI said the rules were part of a new policy that seeks to promote fair and equal access to equipment at cycling events and that, “the equipment must be of a type that is sold for use by anyone who practices cycling as a sport”. .
The organization has also requested RFID tags, radio frequency identification, be applied to all frames used to help track equipment checks at races.