(Reuters) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will examine all crashes that happen within the 2021 worldwide calendar and take steps to enhance rider security, the president of the game’s governing physique David Lappartient has stated.
Requires UCI to take motion and defend riders have grown this season following a crash that left Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen in a coma and one other involving Remco Evenepoel which left the Belgian prodigy with a fractured pelvis and a lung contusion.
“We do not have the figures on crashes. So in 2021 for every crash within the worldwide calendar I need to have a full survey on the variety of crashes and the explanations they happen, so we will monitor the state of affairs,” Lappartient advised reporters on Saturday.
“We are able to take to Twitter in charge one another. We are able to struggle between us or work collectively. However now we have a standard aim: we would like the second.
“It is true we had some dangerous crashes with Jakobsen, Evenepoel and different riders. There’s a whole lot of emotion afterwards every time and we need to act however we realised it is not the time to simply put a plaster or a sew on issues.”
Talking on the world championships in Imola, Lappartient stated that points regarding security have been an ongoing course of.
“We now have a whole lot of issues to do to enhance security however we should agree on the purpose we have to work on and the way we will do it,” Lappartient added.
“This may be by obligations and guidelines and in addition by altering riders’ habits… In fact, the obstacles are a problem.
“We noticed what occurred in Poland. (Dylan) Groenewegen was first at fault for pushing Jakobsen and there is an ongoing case with the Disciplinary Fee.”
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