Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hand Ups in CX?

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.

1 comment:

  1. 99.9% of the time, handups are the last thing on your mind during a cross race. I've only been in one race where it was so hot (well over 90), that having a bottle with you, or taking a handup was more-or-less REQUIRED for rider safety concernes. The race officials turned a blind eye that day. Thanks to Tom Price for doing the handups for the open race. Only a couple other races come to mind where a drink or 2 during the race would have un-glued the mount. A GU flask with just water in it comes in handy.