UCI Suspends Disc Brake Use in Road Race Until Further Notice
AIGLE, Switzerland – The UCI Management Committee concluded last Friday that the use of disc brakes in events on the international or national road race calendars remains suspended. Last April the UCI decided to suspend the trail until June 1, but for now the committee did not set a new deadline.
According to the UCI, this decision was taken on request of the Association des Groupes Cyclistes Professionnels (AIGCP), supported by the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA), without giving any further explanation on the reasons for this postponement.
The next meeting of the UCI Management Committee will take place in Doha, Qatar, on October 12 and 13 during the 2016 UCI Road World Championships.
The trial of disc brakes in road races was suspended last April by the UCI following the injuries suffered by Movistar Team rider Francisco Ventoso at the Paris-Roubaix Classic.
The first tests of disc brakes were carried out in August and September 2015. UCI WorldTeams were given the possibility to test road bikes mounted with these brakes at two events of their choice. After in-depth discussions with stakeholders, the UCI then decided to authorise riders from all categories of professional road teams to use disc brakes in 2016, and to closely monitor their use during the year.
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