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Cycling Conduct: Propulsion

By USA Triathlon | Jan. 30, 2014, 5:16 p.m. (ET)

This week we begin discussion of the cycling conduct rules.

Article 5.1 — Propulsion requires that bicycles must only be powered by human force. The rule prevents the use of power assisted devices such as battery- or combustion-powered motors. It also prevents the use of bikes that have hand power mechanisms such as a rowing-bike. 

Here's the rule:

5.1. Propulsion.
All bicycles shall be propelled only by human force and human power. Other than pushing a bicycle, any propulsive action brought on by use of the hands is prohibited. Any violation of this section shall result in disqualification.

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