Plus: cyclo-cross, UCI on the women's World Tour, Movistar meet other two-wheeling Movistar-ites, a questionable road safety campaign, Tommy Voeckler's best face-pulling and a MTB ride in the rugged Scottish highlands

The UCI has announced it will hold a a Security and Technical Regulations working group meeting on 30 September 2016 at the Giro di Lombardia, the last UCI WorldTour event of the season. 

It has invited all stakeholders including riders, teams and organisers represented by their various associations. 

UCI President Brian Cookson said the meeting will review measures made in 2016 and plan for 2017.

"I am happy with the progress and investment we have made in 2016.

"We know there is more work to do and I am looking forward to working with the AIGCP, the CPA, AIOCC and others to ensure that we create the best possible conditions for riders." 

Watch this space. 

Vuelta organisers admit crash responsibility. So what?
Organisers of La Vuelta a Espana released a statement overnight apologising for the crash that ended GC hopeful Steven Kruijswijk's 2016 Vuelta. So what?

 

 

Wednesday 28 Sep 2016

This new safety campaign by the Think safety government initiative in the UK has attracted controversy due to what critics believe is victim blaming. 

The accompanying text says "Cyclists: Don’t get caught between a lorry and a left hand turn. Watch and share our new ! cycle safety ad."

What do you think?  

 

Check out all the action from Jingle Cross!

Men's UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup - Iowa
Wout Van Aert came from behind and then rode away from the field to win Round 2 of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Iowa City, USA.
Women's UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup - Iowa
Katie Compton dominated the field to win Round 2 of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Iowa City, USA.

"What happens when you put #MotoGP World Champions and cycling Grand Tour winners on the same track?"

UCI Women's WorldTour: Tracey Gaudry
UCI Vice-President's Tracey Gaudry talks about the inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour.

 

Check out this piece by Velonews on the best faces of 'TV Tommy' honouring his announcement 2017 is his last year. 

An excerpt: 

"It’s a sad moment for cycling. Voeckler’s displays of desperate derring-do will not be easily replaced, nor replicated. Who else is willing to play exclusively within the sport’s twin end-zones — off the front, or hanging out at the back with France TV2 cameras — and never in between? Who else can ride à bloc and lick his own nose at the same time?

Only Voeckler."

Read the whole piece here

(ed: This one's for the boss here at Cycling Central who's a bit of an avid Thomas Voeckler enthusiast.)

 

 

Shimano’s XT Di2 with Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham navigate the 'rugged' Scottish Highlands.