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Cycling Conduct: Dismounting

By USA Triathlon | Jan. 24, 2014, 5:23 p.m. (ET)

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:

5.7. Dismounting. 
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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