A stagiaire ( French , German intern , English trainee ) is a racing cyclist who participates in road bike races as a guest rider on an international cycling team .
A UCI WorldTeam or UCI Professional Continental Team can contract up to three drivers as trainees to participate in races of the UCI Continental Circuits from August 1st of each year . These drivers must not have been a member of a team in these categories and require the approval of their national association and, if applicable, the national association of their UCI Continental team .
Under the same conditions, a UCI Continental Team or UCI Women's Team can also sign two drivers as trainees. In this case, however, these riders may not have previously been a member of a UCI Continental Team or UCI Women's Team and must belong to the U23 age group.
According to the rules of the Union Cycliste Internationale , the trainees are also considered drivers of their previous team during the time they are driving for the visiting team.
- ↑ a b UCI Cycling Regulations - Part 2 Road Races. (pdf) 2.15.110b, 2.16.033, 2.17.008. uci.ch, accessed on January 8, 2016 (English).
- ↑ UCI Rules - Part II - Road Races - Amendments to regulations as from 01.01.2017. (PDF) 2.10.014, 2.10.025, 2.10.035, 2.13.006. uci.ch, December 22, 2016, accessed on December 24, 2016 (English).