We've just had an interesting phone call from a UCI trade team manager concerning skinsuits. Apparently the team manager received an email from Peter Van den Abele the UCI Sports Co-ordinator for Cyclecross and Mountainbike which said:

"Skinsuits will be banned for DH and 4x, this was approved by the UCI management board two weeks ago" Dated 2/10/08

As yet there is no official word on the UCI website for 2009 rules.

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Photo:Maurizio Molinaroli

UCI bans skinsuits