Originally published on Cyclingnews
The Lampre-Merida team have told our sister site Cyclingnews that their riders will use disc brake-equipped bikes for the cobbled Classics such as the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix after Merida obtained UCI approval for a disc brake bike.
Cyclingnews understands that other teams are also considering switching to disc brakes for the cobbled Classics when the braking technology could make a difference.
However the Etixx-QuickStep team has confirmed to Cyclingnews that it will not use disc-brake-equipped bikes this spring despite bike sponsor Specialized having recently secured UCI approval for a Tarmac Disc model of bike.
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