USAC gives in. Here is what the official USAC release said-
Bill Peterson, president of the USA Cycling board of directors and USPRO board member. “The absence of UCI registered teams and riders would have a highly detrimental impact, not only on the team sponsors, but also on the hard working NRC promoters and the sponsors and communities who support these races.”
“While we remain convinced of the value of race radios with regard to their potential for increased safety for riders and spectators,” said Steve Johnson, USA Cycling CEO, “we will respect the UCI’s request to continue the ban of race radios in national calendar races and national championships.”
So, I guess that USAC was just “telling” the UCI that they need to listen to the Pro Teams a little more. I couldn’t figure how this was going to last too long. The UCI has too much power over USA Cycling. It was just a volley over the bow.