His world one-hour mark of 52.713 kilometres, set last week in Bordeaux, will be ratified, however, as the new regulation only took effect yesterday.
Yesterday in Rome, the ICU set a standard riding position and said that future design innovations had to be submitted between 1 June and 31 August of each year to be allowed from 1 January of the following year.
Jean Wauthier, one of the union's men investigating design and development, said that Obree would not have reached 46km in an hour on a conventional bike and the classic riding position.
Anticipating a ban, the world pursuit champion is to use triathlon handlebars instead of 30cm (12in) wide bars. 'I don't want to be remembered just for this bike. I want to prove that I can race in a group and ride all track races,' Obree said.Reuse content