March 1, 2011
Fortunately for the sport of cycling, the ongoing race radio debate didn’t manifest itself as a rider strike last weekend. This allowed the riders to do what they are paid to do; cycle their bikes. Today, the team manager of Omega Pharma-Lotto, Geert Coeman has announced that UCI President Pat McQuaid is now willing to talk about safety as an issue with respect to the decision to ban race radios in all but the World Tour races.
While it would be easy to bore by going over the same ground covered in this debate over the past few weeks, there are a couple of anecdotes which may be interesting and relevant to the widespread discussion.