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TABLE OF CONTENT
Part I : General provisions
Order of priority
Mountain Bike related general provisions
Trials related general provisions
Part II : Teams registered with the UCI
Part III: Regional and club teams
Part IV: Leaders’ clothing
UCI Road World Cups / Leader UCI Women’s Road World Cup
UCI Track World Cup leader’s clothing
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup : Elite Cross-Country (XCO)
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup : Downhill (DHI)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
UCI Trials World Cup
UCI Paracycling World Cup
Part V: National Team Clothing
Part VI: World Champion’s equipment
Part VII: National Champion jersey
Part VIII: Continental Champion’s jersey
1.3.026 When competing, all riders shall wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come above the knee. Sleeveless jerseys shall be forbidden.
However, for downhill and 4-cross mountain bike events, BMX, trials and indoor cycling, specific provisions are laid down in the part of the regulations concerning the discipline in question.
(text modified on 1.01.02; 1.01.04; 1.01.05).
1.3.027 Jerseys shall be sufficiently distinct from world champions', UCI cup and classification leaders' and national jerseys to avoid confusion.
1.3.028 Save in cases expressly provided for in the regulations, no distinctive jersey may be awarded or worn.
1.3.029 No item of clothing may hide the lettering on the jersey or the rider's identification number, particularly in competition and at official ceremonies.
1.3.030 Rain capes’ design must be transparent or be similar to the jersey by use of one of the principle team colours. The team’s name must be displayed on it.
1.3.031 1. Wearing a rigid safety helmet shall be mandatory during competitions and training sessions in the following disciplines: track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, trials and BMX, para-cycling, as well as during cycling for all events.
2. During competitions on the road, a rigid safety helmet shall be worn.
During training on the road and in the cases referred to in the preceding paragraph, the wearing of a rigid safety helmet is recommended. However, riders must always comply with the legal provisions in this regard.
3. Each rider shall be responsible for:
- ensuring that the helmet is approved in compliance with an official security standard and that the helmet can be identified as approved;
- wearing the helmet in accordance with the security regulations in order to ensure full protection, including but not limited to a correct adjustment on the head as well as a correct adjustment of the chin strap;
- avoiding any manipulation which could compromise the protective characteristics of the helmet and not wearing a helmet which has been undergone manipulation or an incident which might have compromised its protective characteristics;
- using only an approved helmet that has not suffered any accident or shock;
- using only a helmet that has not been altered or had any element added or removed in terms of design or form.
(text modified on 5.05.03; 1.01.04; 1.08.04; 1.01.05; 1.02.07; 1.07.11 ; 1.01.15).
1.3.033 It is forbidden to wear non-essential items of clothing or items designed to influence the performances of a rider such as reducing air resistance or modifying the body of the rider (compression, stretching, support).
Items of clothing or equipment may be considered essential where weather conditions make them appropriate for the safety or the health of the rider. In this case, the nature and texture of the clothing or equipment must be clearly and solely justified by the need to protect the rider from bad weather conditions. Discretion in this respect is left to the race commissaires.
The use of shoe covers is prohibited during events on a covered track.
Equipment (helmets, shoes, jerseys, shorts, etc.) worn by the rider may not be adapted to serve any other purpose apart from that of clothing or safety by the addition or incorporation of mechanical or electronic systems which are not approved as technical innovations under article 1.3.004.
(text modified on 1.01.02; 1.01.04; 1.04.07; 1.10.10; 1.02.12).
1.3.034 During competitions, riders' attendants may not bear any advertising matter on their clothing other than that authorised for their team's riders for the race in question.
1.3.071 Without prejudice to relevant provisions but applicable for all the disciplines, should various provisions requiring the wearing of different jerseys apply to the same rider, the
order of priority shall be as follows:
However, if the leader of the UCI cyclo-cross or trials world cup is also cyclo-cross, respectively trials world champion, he/she must wear the world champion’s jersey.
In any case, on the occasion of world championships, continental championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, every rider must wear the jersey of his national team.
(text modified on 26.08.04; 1.01.05; 1.01.06, 1.02.07; 1.09.08; 1.01.09; 1.10.09; 1.10.10;
The amounts of the fines set above are doubled in the event of an offence during a world championship.
(text modified on 1.03.01; 1.01.04; 1.01.05; 1.10.10; 1.07.11; 1.07.12).
4.2.070 Stages races are assimilated to XCO, therefore XCO World Champions, and the XCO National Champions must wear their champion jersey.
XCM World Champions and National XCM Champions cannot wear their champion jersey on the occasion of stage races.
4.3.011 All lycra-elastane based tight-fitting clothing is not permitted.
4.3.012 A full-face helmet must be worn properly both when racing and when training on the course. The helmet must be fitted with a visor. Open-face helmets may not be worn.
4.3.013 The UCI strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:
- back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials;
- protection for the nape of the neck and the cervical vertebrae;
- padding on shins and thighs;
- broad full-length trousers made from rip-resistant material incorporating protection for the knees and calves, or broad-cut shorts made from rip-resistant material plus knee and calf protectors with a rigid surface;
- long sleeved shirt;
- full finger gloves.
National federations may impose in their national regulations and under their responsibility the use of other protections than helmets including for international events on their territory. The national federations are responsible for monitoring compliance with such regulations to the exclusion of UCI.
A rider not wearing the protection imposed by the national federation in an international event shall be banned from the race by the commissaires’ panel only at the request of a representative of the national federation and under the responsibility of the latter.
Comment: the riders shall inquire about any applicable national federation regulation.
The use of protective gear other than helmets may also be imposed by national legislation. The rider shall inquire about this. Compliance with such legislation is the exclusive responsibility of the rider.
Some of these are provided by reputable manufacturers that may be expected to produce quality products.
Yet, and except for helmets, there seem to exist no official technical norms for protective gear as referred to in the above article.
Therefore it is not known at this time to what extent items that are sold as protective gear provide effective protection, as the concept, the quality, etc. have not been tested and compared with an applicable official technical standard.
It is not known either whether gear that provides protection in a certain type of crash might provide or fail to provide the expected protection in another type of crash.
Likewise the combination of different types of protections may not be adequate. For example a neck protection may not fit with a back protector.
Therefore riders must pay attention to the quality and characteristics of the gear, seek advice of experienced riders, coaches or technicians, procure the gear from professional and reliable suppliers and rely on their own judgment.
The rider shall be responsible for the choice of the gear and for its use, in accordance with articles 1.3.001 to 1.3.003.
4.6.007 [article abrogated on 1.10.13] 4.6.007 XCM world champions and XCM national champions must wear their respective XCM bis champions jersey in UCI MTB Marathon Series races.
The jersey must be tucked into the pants before the start to not cause interference.
Each rider that have received a UCI permanent number (as outlined in § 10) and the riders that choose to ride with a world number 1-8, must print their number on the jersey
according to the following principles:
Only Elite riders who received a permanent career number through the UCI or Elite riders with a world number 1-8, may print a permanent career number or world number 1-8 on the back of the jersey. Riders without a permanent career number must not print a number on the back of their jersey.
According to article 1.3.059 every rider competing in a BMX world championship (Championship, Challenge and Masters level) and at the continental championships (Championship level) must wear a national BMX jersey matching the jerseys of his fellow-countrymen. The only variation allowed shall be advertising on the jersey. The national jersey must be worn whenever a rider is engaged in activities on the track, prize giving ceremonies, press conferences, television interviews, autograph sessions and other occasions during the event, which require a good presentation to the media and the outside world.
(text modified on 1.07.12; 1.10.13).
6.1.056 The national team jersey is regulated in article 1.3.056 and the following.
bis The world champion jersey must be approved by UCI and is regulated in article 1.3.060 and the following.
057 The pants shall be loose fitting long pants made of tear-resistant material.
Loose fitting short pants made of tear-resistant material are permitted if used together with knee and shin protection with a rigid surface that extends from the knee protection to fully cover the shin, or to just above the ankle. Lycra is not permitted unless for use under the pants and to cover knee-protection.
(text modified on 1.02.12; 1.07.12; 1.10.13).
6.1.058 [article abrogated on 1.02.12] Gloves 6.1.059 Gloves whose fingers completely cover the rider's finger tips.
(article modified on 1.02.10;1.07.12).
6.1.060 Any added aerodynamic accessories on personal equipments are not permitted.
Cameras are not permitted during qualifying rounds and finals. The riders are responsible for securing the fixation of the cameras in order to avoid any danger. The UCI can decide to allow a camera during finals but only for the usage of the TV production company. Metal/permanent fixtures to attach the cameras are not allowed, tape and velcro are allowed.
7.1.062 Protective headgear shall be worn in all trials competitions, during training and when riding the distances between sections. Riders are obliged to opt for a helmet which meets the high standards, like Snell, ANSI or DIN 33954.
Helmet straps must be securely fastened during the completion of the circuit.
063 Proper long or short sleeve jersey is required.
7.1.063 Jersey - Order of priority Should various provisions requiring the wearing of different trials jerseys apply to the bis
same rider, the order of priority shall be as follows:
− the world champion’s jersey − the leader’s jersey of the world cup − the continental champion’s jersey (as per article 1.3.070) − the national champion’s jersey − the national jersey However, if the leader of the trials world cup is also the trials world champion, he must wear the world champion’s jersey (as per article 1.3.071). During world championships and continental championships every rider has to wear the jersey of the national team (as per article 1.3.071).
(article introduced on 18.03.15).
064 Proper long or short pants are required.
065 Solid shoes are required.
Shin guards and back protections 7.1.066 The UCI strongly recommends that riders wear shin guards and back protections.
067 The wearing of gloves is recommended.
7.1.068 Provisions on advertising matter are regulated by the UCI.
7.1.069 The national jersey is regulated in article 1.3.056 and the following UCI Regulations.
General provisions 1.3.035 Each team may have only a single design for clothing (colours and layout) which may not be altered for the duration of the calendar year. Any permanent change to clothing must be duly justified and submitted for approval to the President of the Professional Cycling Council for UCI WorldTeams, or the President of the Road Commission for other UCIregistered teams.