The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is enlisting the help of the public through an online survey where opinions can be expressed on issues affecting professional road racing and its future.
This forms part of a large-scale consultation programme launched by the cycling body to put fans at the centre of the process to understand how they follow the sport.
Interested parties can share their views on points they believe will make the sport even more exciting and modernised.
Issues being considered include the use of earpieces by teams and riders, the use of power meters, team size and budgets, the format of events, broadcasting of races and the provision of on-screen data during events.
Prizes are up for grabs in the process. These include three nights for two at the UCI Road World Champs in Yorkshire with access to the VIP hospitality lounge, and rainbow jerseys signed by one of the 2019 UCI World Champions.
The process also involves interviews with people from cycling’s extended families and an ad hoc group comprising representatives from teams, riders, organisers, media and broadcasters.
Propositions will be drawn up based on these consultations with a view to their approval by a professional council and management committee next year.
“Developing the appeal of road cycling in a world that is changing is one of the central aims of the UCI’s Agenda 2022,” said UCI president David Lappartient.
“To do this, it is essential to have the opinion not only of cycling’s different stakeholders but also the wider public, both committed fans and casual spectators.”
The survey, which runs until 9am (CET) on Tuesday July 16, is available in French, English, Spanish, Arab, Russian, Portuguese, German and Italian.