All participants of the SA Omnium, Inter-provincial and Grand Prix are notified that in addition to the normal equipment compliance checks in terms of UCI regulations special attention will be paid adherence of rules 1.3.013 and 1.3.022.
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The peak of the saddle shall be a minimum of 5 cm to the rear of a vertical plane passing through the bottom bracket spindle. This restriction shall not be applied to the bicycle ridden by a rider in a sprint event on track (flying 200m, flying lap, sprint, team sprint, keirin, 500 metres and 1 kilometre); however, in no circumstances shall the peak of the saddle extend in front of a vertical line passing through the bottom bracket spindle. UCI CYCLING REGULATIONS E0115 GENERAL ORGANISATION OF CYCLING AS A SPORT 61 The peak of the saddle can be move forward until the vertical line passing through the bottom bracket spindle where that is necessary for morphological reasons. By morphological reasons should be understood everything to do with the size and limb length of the rider. Any rider who, for these reasons, considers that he needs to use a bicycle of lesser dimensions than those given shall inform the commissaires’ panel to that effect at the time of the bike check. Only one exemption for morphological reasons may be requested; either the peak of the saddle can be moved forward or the handlebar extensions can be moved forward, in accordance with Article 1.3.023.
In competitions other than those covered by article 1.3.023, only the traditional type of handlebars (see diagram «structure 1») may be used. The handlebars must be positioned in an area defined as follows: above, by the horizontal plane of the point of support of the saddle (B); below, by the horizontal line passing 10 cm below the highest point of the two wheels (these being of equal diameter) (C); at the rear by the axis of the steerer tube (D) and at the front by a vertical line passing through the front wheel spindle with a 5 cm tolerance (see diagram «Structure (1A)»). The distance referred to in point (A) is not applicable to the bicycle of a rider who takes part in a sprint event on track (flying 200 m, flying lap, sprint, team sprint, keirin, 500 metres and 1 kilometre), UCI CYCLING REGULATIONS E0115 GENERAL ORGANISATION OF CYCLING AS A SPORT 65 but must not exceed 10 cm in relation to the vertical line passing through the front wheel spindle. The brake controls attached to the handlebars shall consist of two supports with levers. It must be possible to operate the brakes by pulling on the levers with the hands on the lever supports. Any extension to or reconfiguration of the supports to enable an alternative use is prohibited. A combined system of brake and gear controls is authorised. (text modified on 1.01.05; 1.02.12; 01.11.14).