Why not should be the question. We can swap bikes almost at will. Why not be able to take a bottle in a designated feed zone? Its one of those UCI rules that make no sense at all. With CX season starting earlier and earlier every year it only makes sense to have hand ups. With the announcement of Sven Nys to the UCI Cross Commission maybe this will change.
"I hope to make a contribution," Nys said. "Do I have issues I wish to raise? Sure. For example, I would like to know what the issue is with getting hand-ups in cyclo-cross. The rules need to make sense ..."
It truly doesn't make any sense. CX is a growing sport & the UCI needs to grow with it. Hopefully they won't throw wrenches at it like they have in the other disciplines.