3.1.04 It is forbidden to wear non-essential items of clothing or items designed
to influence the performances of a rider such as reducing air resistance or
modifying the body of the rider (compression, stretching, support). Items
of clothing or equipment may be considered essential where weather
conditions make them appropriate for the safety or the health of the rider.
In this case, the nature and texture of the clothing or equipment must be
clearly and solely justified by the need to protect the rider from
bad weather conditions. “Booties” are not allowed to be worn on indoor
Can I get some idea of what nonessential clothing is? AFAIK the only "off limits" gear are those funky Bont Chronos shoes - but where do speedsuits, aero booties and suchlike come in? I'm rather confused. Equally perplexing is why more people don't race in speedsuits, given there are time benefits?
A noob needs to know.