More importantly, someone should call up the UCI and point out that the Team GB bikes are illegal. The only way the could be legal is if, suddenly, by the Road Race on Saturday, they are UCI-approved and for sale to the general public.
What’s the basis for this argument?
According to the Olympics Charter, the IOC reverts back to the IF’s rules. The IF in this case being the UCI.
(IF = International Federation). In particular, rule 46.1 on page 84, which is copied below:
46 Technical responsibilities of the IFs at the Olympic Games*
1. Each IF is responsible for the technical control and direction of its sport at the Olympic Games; all elements of the competitions, including the schedule, field of play, training sites and all equipment must comply with its rules. For all these technical arrangements, the OCOG must consult the relevant IFs. The holding of all events in each sport is placed under the direct responsibility of the IF concerned.
What the hell is going on with this GB Team Bike bullshit? Knock-off eBay frames look better than that thing.