The UCI random start gate adds another dimension to the traditional BMX start gate, where patience and fast reaction will become important factors for an efficient start. The UCI random gate has also proven to more equal for the competitors, where premature movement on the gate is being prevented.
In technical terms, the UCI random gate adds a random delay of 0 to 2.5 seconds between the traditional “voice commands” and the first red light (out of 4 lights). With the cadence of the lights remains as before, riders can still utilize the traditional movement out of the gate.
The UCI random gate was developed by and is currently being offered by the UCI official gate supplier – Pro Gate www.pro-gate.com . It will be offered by other gate suppliers shortly. The technical specifications and voice-files are available through the UCI office.