Uci Bans 'Super Tuck' Descending Position

UCI bans 'super tuck' descending position

Joe Robinson 5 Feb 2021 Sitting on the top tube to be outlawed from April, along with throwing bottles into the road The UCI has announced it will ban the descending position known as the 'super tuck' from 1st April. The news came as part of a wider announcement from the governing body in which it made revisions to its safety protocols designed to make the sport of cycling safer. The 'super tuck' descending position was made famous by Chris Froome on the Col de Peyresourde but has since been honed and perfected by Bahrain Victorious rider Matej Mohoric. It involves the rider shifting down and sitting on the bike's top tube while tucking in the elbows and shoulders to make themselves more aerodynamically efficient. Froome famously used the technique in winning Stage 8 of the 2016 Tour de France but to understand it better, watch the below video of ...

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