UCI institutes “No Pasta” rule in time for Giro.

Pasta now a banned substance.

First, no needles, now, no pasta.

The UCI has just issued a comprehensive ban on the use of pasta unless there is “a clear medical indication” to justify preparing the classic grand tour meal.

The policy prohibits the ingestion of  “noodles made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheat flour and water, and other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts.”

According to the UCI, riders are illegally adding human growth hormone to their pasta noodles and sticking illegal performance-enhancing products such as EPO inside the raviolis.

This pasta practice is “all too often abused,” according the the governing body of the sport. The ban applies to long and short pasta varieties, fresh and minute pasta and pasta used in baked dishes.

“When riders speak of ‘preparation’ for races, it’s a code for boiling water for pasta,” said UCI spokesman Micheal Rotini. “If we’re to fight doping, we have to destroy the culture of doping. Pasta is ground zero.”


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heidi-Marie-Moser/1684263326 Heidi Marie Moser

    Where's the penne and the orzo???

    • http://www.lagrecaarts.com/category/Techtips Kristopher LaGreca

      It\’s been confiscated. Matt

  • Sam

    Does this include gluten-free rice pasta??? Heavens, what will be next? The panini? The bottled water? Clif and Power bars?? Gels??They will all be breatharians in the future. Then we will see who the true, "clean" victor will be.

  • http://alex.burlacu.org Alex

    This is a joke right? Otherwise, the next ban wil be on fresh air….

    • http://www.lagrecaarts.com/category/Techtips Kristopher LaGreca

      Alex, Twisted SPoke is the Onion of cycling and we\’ve been known to make up out own news. But the UCI is just crazy enough to make you wonder, right? Matt

      • http://alex.burlacu.org Alex

        You're right… they are crazy enough. I expect to see in short future, a rule that says.. no radio, no water, no bikes. Just "dry" pedal :)