UCI's Head of Innovation and Esport Michael Rogers quits amidst reported internal disputes within the governing body

Three-time World Time Trial Champion Michael Rogers has quit his role as the UCI’s Head of Innovation and Esport after over three years in the function. Over the period, Rogers was involved in new equipment rules and controls for the Olympic Games, the fight against mechanical doping, the SafeR race safety project and new format Esports World Championships.

The UCI has changed their rules regarding equipment (helmet socks and inverted brake levers to name a few) in several areas in recent months, sparking debate and doubts about its objectives.

Rogers had previously denied that he was going to leave the UCI or change roles due to differences inside the sports governing body but in an email seen by Cyclingnews he confirmed his time at the UCI ended on March 31. He also posted a brief message on Linkedin.

"After 3.5 great years at the UCI, the time has come for me to bid farewell," the Australian wrote. "It has been a fun chapter full of travel experiences, collaboration, challenges, moments of reflection, valuable learning opportunities and friendships with staff, commissaires and external partners. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the near future!"

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