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Old 04-04-03, 03:36 PM   #1
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Helmets mandatory before Giro

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First Edition News for April 5, 2003
Edited by Jeff Jones & Chris Henry

UCI: Helmets mandatory
The UCI has indicated that for the first time, helmet use will be compulsory in all professional events. The UCI has always advised helmet use, but previous attempts at mandatory use were met with stiff resistance from the peloton. However, following the death of Andrei Kivilev, and in light of the advances in helmet weight and comfort, the decision to require riders to wear helmets has finally come to fruition.

The UCI signaled its support of the resolution adopted by the Management Committee of the Professional Cyclists' Association (CPA) to urge mandatory helmet use. Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc had also called for a new ruling on helmets following Kivilev's fatal crash on the roads of Paris-Nice.

The new rule is expected to be put in place in the near future, likely before the start of the Giro d'Italia on May 10. "The statutory aspects of this initiative (financial penalties, loss of UCI points or other sanctions) are currently being studied by the relevant departments," the UCI said in a written statement.
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UCI has decided to make helmets manadtory on all UCI events.

Now we will see if riders protest as they have in the past.
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