This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.
Harald Tiedemann Hansen, the President of the UCI’s Equipment Commission, confirmed that the UCI will suspend the use of disc brakes in professional road races after Spaniard Francisco Ventoso suffered a deep gash from running into another rider’s rear brake rotor in Paris-Roubaix, Procycling.no reported. Ventoso vented his anger about disc brakes in a personal letter distributed by his Movistar team.
The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) also urged the UCI to bring disc brake use to a halt.
“We have asked to suspend the tests on the disc brakes to the UCI,” CPA press officer Laura Mora said. “They will probably suspend it. We have just had the support of the equipment commission for that.
“We have been talking about the risks of the use of the disc brakes since months and we have sent letters in the past to the UCI and the organizers to avoid such risks. Now they are going to finally listen to our voice. We don’t want to stop the progress but we want to find common solutions for the introduction of new technologies without risks for the riders and definitely with their involvement.”
Tiedemann Hansen confirmed the suspension of the disc brakes, but said that the initiative came from the UCI itself after Ventoso’s injury.
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