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Following injury, the UCI suspends disc brake testing in pro peloton

Published April 14, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Following an injury at last weekend's Paris-Roubaix race, the UCI announced Thursday morning that it has stopped testing disc brakes in pro road racing.

Earlier this week the pro racer's association, Association Internationale des Groupes Cyclistes Professionnels, publicly demanded that the UCI stop the tests, which began on a limited basis last fall, and then expanded to allow the brakes in all WorldTour races this season but on a trial basis.

"The UCI will now continue its extensive consultations on this subject by way of its Equipment Commission, which is made up of representatives of teams, riders, mechanics, fans, commissaires and the bicycle industry – via the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) –, all the while reaffirming that rider security has always been and will always remain its absolute priority," the UCI said in a statement Thursday.

 

 

 

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