Pro cyclist Ashleigh Moolman and former pro cyclist Adam Hansen discuss safety in professional and world tour bicycle racing.
Safety in world tour cycling racing has been a concern for many years. It seems that every time there is a major incident, there’s a cry for change and improved measures, but then time passes, and our attention moves on before anything is implemented.
In this episode, we talk with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, a South African World Tour professional cyclist racing with the AG Insurance-Soudal-Quickstep team. We also hear from Adam Hansen, current CPA President and a former UCI world tour pro cyclist who has won stages at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana and has completed 26 Grand Tours. These two come together to discuss professional road race safety and the obstacles around making this a top priority. Some of these include competing priorities of different stakeholders in professional cycling, road infrastructure, and quickly changing weather conditions.
Ashleigh and Adam will also give their perspective on safety in the World Tour and their thoughts on what needs to change to make racing safer, like the new SafeR project. He shares the current strategies that UCI and CPA are working on implementing with race organizers for safer racing.