Bike Regulations

The following is a brief summary of the bike regulations:

  • The minimum weight of the bike shall be 6.8 kilograms (without bottles)
  • 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.
  • For time trial, a fixed extension may be added to the steering system; in this instance, the height difference between the elbow support points and the highest and lowest points of the handlebar extension (including gear levers) must be less than 10 cm
  • The distance between the vertical line passing through the bottom bracket axle and the extremity of the handlebar may not exceed 80 cm. Elbow or forearm rests are permitted. For road time trial competitions, controls or levers fixed to the handlebar extension may not extend beyond the 80 cm limit. The distance of 80 cm may be increased to 85 cm to the extent that this is required for morphological reasons; <morphological reasons > should be taken as meaning anything regarding the size or length of the rider’s body parts. A rider who, for this reason, considers that he needs to make use of a distance between 80 and 85 cm must inform the commissaries” panel at the time of the bike check.
  • The plane passing through the highest points at the front and rear of the saddle shall be horizontal. The length of the saddle shall be 24 cm minimum and 30 cm maximum.


Further information can be found at:
See pages 57 to 69.