Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Technology

How much longer can the UCI (International Cycling Union) hold back advances in bicycle racing technology? The UCI's  definition of a bicycle dates back to 1933. It's time that the UCI follows the lead of other major sports and allow for the technological advancements in human powered machines to be applied to bicycle racing.

Americas Cup
Now
Foiling on SF Bay at speeds approaching 50mph


Then
Americas Cup 1951



Bicycles
Now
Delft - Battle Mountain 2013 speed challenge.

Then
1911


Bicycles as seen through the eye of the UCI 
(International Cycling Union)
Now


Then
1911

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Banned in 1933...to fast, upset the "norm".

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