- Interesting that they consider SRAM R2C levers 'automatic' and will measure to the end points, not the pivots. I'm still not sold on the benefits of Di2 with the measurement point being shorter than my 'ye olde' manual TT levers.
- As for making life easier for commissars? Nope. The definitions and pictures (mostly of professional teams BREAKING THE RULES) make things clearer, sure. I had my water bottle (banned from Jan 1st 2013) questioned at both the SA and National MAS TT champs, to the point of heated argument in one instance. It was never questioned at the Vic Open State TT champs, or the other 30+ TTs I did last year.
- The helmet covers thing is a complete joke. Pro teams get away with it NON STOP. Cav. World Championships. Teams are still using hel-doms to this day..... and a lot of other non-off-the-shelf equipment. If they want to crack down on it now, great..... actions not words UCI.
- "It is forbidden to wear items designed to influence the performances of a rider such as reducing air resistance
or modifying the body of the rider". Too ambiguous. Reducing air resistance is the whole point of a skinsuit. "No rubber-like suits" is how I interpret their mumojumbo there.
The biggest joke, as I've pointed out above, it is the pro teams who are breaking the rules and getting away with it..... where as at a Masters championships in some corner of the world we're taken to task over complex and misinterpreted rules.
Having said all that..... as CA license holders we have no say in this game, only opinions. They take our money, we get a membership card, we suck it up. It is our responsibility to know these rules and adhere to them*. This will be printed and put in the glove box in event of emergency.
(*excluding CA exceptions, exemptions, or GreenEDGE favoritism)