Yougov asked members of the British public how they felt about watching 17 sports. The study put cycling around the middle, less boring than sports like golf, cricket, and darts, but less exciting than the favorites athletics, tennis, gymnastics, rugby, and football. 50 percent of people said they found cycling boring while only 25 percent found it exciting.
Should the UCI look again at its archaic definition of the bicycle to inject some new excitement into the sport? The UCI claims this of its rules:
Bicycles and equipment used in competition across the different disciplines are at the forefront of the latest technology. The rules governing the use of equipment aim to ensure both the safety of riders and the fairness of competition while at the same time making the most of the advantages that technological evolution can bring to cycling. UCI
And yet we see carbon fiber versions of the safety bicycle designed in 1890.