In memory of Andrei Kivilev

Andrei Kivilev (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Andrei Kivilev (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

The death of Kazakh rider Andrei Kivilev (Cofidis) from head injuries sustained in a fall on stage two of Paris-Nice in 2003 was the trigger for the UCI to implement the compulsory wearing of helmets. They had previously tried to introduce this requirement in 1991 but riders had protested at – ironically – Paris-Nice, effectively quashing the initiative.

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