Huub-Wattbike And Beat Teams Hit Back At Radical Uci Track Reforms

Team HUUB Wattbike Test Team celebrate during the victory ceremony after winning the Men's Team Purs

The British-based squad Huub-Wattbike and the Dutch Beat Cycling Team have hit back at the UCI's decision to shake-up track racing and only allow national teams to compete in the prestigious World Cup events, claiming they will be cut out of major racing. In an open letter, published on Monday and addressed to the UCI president David Lappartient, the Huub-Wattbike team said the changes "have severe implications for us and will ultimately kill off the existence of trade teams completely," describing the reforms as "brutally destructive for the sport we know and love." The Beat Cycling Team launched a petition against the changes and warned they "investigate the legal base for these measures and are of the opinion that effectively canceling our team can under no circumstances be done without proper compensation for our damages." They explained they don't specifically seek compensation but simply want "to be able to continue ...

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