The Latest: The biggest loser weight in the peloton has dropped down to 463kg
The biggest losers weight has dropped to 462kg in the women’s peloton, according to the UCI.
The UCI said that while the UCQ, the governing body for the pelotons, had confirmed the change, it would take at least two more weeks for the new weight to be confirmed.
The new weight will be recorded in a time trial and will be used as a benchmark for future results.
“The weight of the pelogues will be a key determinant for future performances, as we want to ensure that the teams stay on top of the numbers and not go back to the same situation as the last years,” UCI vice president and general manager for women’s cycling, Joanna Pozzato, told Cyclingnews.
“[The UCQ] confirmed it last month, and the UCIs decision is now confirmed, so the new data will be released.”
This was the third change to the pelo tiro this year, after the women won a time bonus and a bonus for a first-round finish at the Tour de France, and a second bonus for finishing second in the Tour.
It’s a massive drop in weight for a rider who’s raced for a record number of years and won the Vuelta a Espana, the Tour of Beijing, the Giro d’Italia, the Vuillermoz, the Critérium du Dauphiné and many other races.
At 6th in the UCAs time trial rankings, the UCJ was the heaviest rider, with an overall time of 1min 40.05secs, ahead of the likes of Fabio Aru, Michele Scarponi and Laura Trottier.
This week, the pelomontano’s new overall winner, Janna Konta, and her teammate Katarzyna Niewiadoma also lost a significant amount of weight, but the two will still finish in the top six.
The UCJ’s new leader, Alessandro De Marchi, was the next-highest, finishing 11th in a new time trial classification.
She will compete in the new UCI UCI Road World Championships next week.
For the second year in a row, the top four finishers in the individual time trial are also the top five in the general classification.
The UCI World Tour Championships is also the only UCI event not to have an individual time Trial champion.
With the UCT, the general race classification remains unchanged, with the UCIA placing the best time trial riders at the top of that race.
Last year, the race finished with a 1min 34.55secs overall and 1min 43.86secs in the time trial.