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Monday, 28 March 2011 02:41
USAT Rules Cycling Conduct: Bicycle Specifications, Part II
5.11f forbids aerodynamic attachments worn under or over a cyclist's
clothing that would have the effect of reducing wind resistance while on
the bicycle. However, an exception is made to allow the use of approved
aerodynamic bicycle helmets.
Over the past two decades we have rarely seen any violation of this rule
but once encountered a product which appeared to be wing or fin-like
attachments on a cyclist’s arms. Needless to say, those attachments were
Here’s the rule:
No additional equipment, whether it is worn under the competitor's
clothing, over the competitors clothing, or is otherwise attached to the
athlete's body, which has the effect of reducing wind resistance is
permitted. An exception is the use of safety helmets as described in
Section 5.9. Such helmets may have the effect of reducing the wind
resistance of the head only.
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