After several riders skipped a closed level-crossing barrier at the 2015 Paris-Roubaix, the UCI has amended its rules to clear up any ambiguity and deter such actions Cyclists re-start after a closed level-crossing in the 2015 Paris-Roubaix Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, has amended its rulebook to avoid another situation at a level-crossing like the one experienced at the 2015 Paris-Roubaix .
In last year’s Hell of the North, several riders ignored the closing crossing barrier and crossed the track despite the prospect of an on-coming train.
Those riders who waited or were caught in the group held up by the lowered barrier saw themselves lose time to the riders up the road, who were not punished for crossing the track, but the race was neutralised to allow the riders to regroup.
The rule at the time said it was forbidden to cross when the barrier is down, but now the UCI has added that crossing when the barrier is closing, or when the warning signal is clear, is also forbidden.
Rule 2.3.034 states that any rider risks a legal penalty for skipping the crossing as well as being eliminated from the competition by commissaires.
1. One or more riders who have broken away […]