This week’s rule is 5.7 — Dismounting.
The rule addresses potential problems that may occur when a cyclist stops on the course to adjust equipment, fix a tire or any other reason. The rule requires that when a cyclist dismounts, he or she must immediately move off the course and not let any part of the body or the bicycle protrude out into the course. The rule provides a time penalty for anyone who dismounts and obstructs the roadway.
Here’s the rule:
A participant may dismount, but shall not interfere with other cyclists. A violation of this section which does not also constitute a violation of section 5.5 shall result in a variable time penalty.
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