Disc Brakes Temporarily Banned from Professional Road Cycling Competitions

The UCI suspended the disc brakes after the incident that injured a pilot in paris-roubaix
Harald Tiedemann Hansen, president of the UCI Equipment Commission, confirmed that the UCI will suspend the use of disc brakes in professional races after Francisco Ventoso suffered a deep cut by falling on the rear brake disc of another cyclist in Paris-Roubaix , Reported Procycling.no. Ventoso unloaded his anger on the disc brakes in a personal letter distributed by the Movistar team.
The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) also called on the UCI to terminate the use of disc brakes.
“We asked the UCI to suspend the tests with disc brakes,” said CPA press secretary Laura Mora. “They’re probably going to suspend. We already had the support of the team committee for that. ”
“We’ve been talking about the risk of using disc brakes for months and have already sent letters to the UCI and event organizers in the past to avoid such risks. Now they are finally going to hear us. We want to prevent progress but we want to find common solutions for the introduction of new technologies without risks to pilots and with their involvement. ”
Tidemann Hansen confirmed the suspension of the disc brakes, but said the initiative came from the UCI itself after the Ventoso accident.
After rumors surfaced that Ventoso’s cut happened due to a brake disc, the Spaniard issued an open letter on Wednesday, saying that the brake equipment acted as a “gigantic knife” after it fell on the rear Of another bike in a ‘pile’ of bicycles.
Ventoso’s letter gained support in the social networks of his professional colleagues, in the words of Larry Warbasse on Twitter: “We do not need more risks than we already have in cycling,” and Ryder Hestejal: “I felt that way since The use of this equipment has begun! This should never have happened! “Referring to the use of disc brakes in the platoons.
Veloso’s team-mate Rory Sutherland responded to the news of the suspension of disc brakes by asking “why do we need an accident to decide that this was not a good idea?How many riders wanted disc brakes? Almost none!”
This was the first year in which teams were able to experience disc brakes with as many riders as they wanted. In the Tour de Flanders, a week before Paris-Roubaix, Lampre-Merida was the first to put records on the whole team during an event.

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