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French Cycling Federation Bans Disc Brakes from Cycling Events

Following the result of a collision during a crash in Paris-Roubaix involving Francisco Ventoso and another rider's disc brake, the UCI suspended the trial of disc brakes in professional races. The French Cycling Federation (FFC) has followed suit and banned the use of disc brakes in all of its events, including L'Etape du Tour and the Marmotte Gran Fondo - due to safety reasons.

The FFC's decision inpacts all types road cycling events in France only. Cyclists in the North America are unaffected as it follows the UCI decision to suspend disc brake trials to UCI-sanctioned Pro Races, which includes races promoted by USA Cycling.

If you are heading to France this summer, make sure the wrong type of brakes don't ruin your bucket list ride!

The L'Etape du Tour (stage of the Tour) allows up to 15,000 of amateur riders to ride a full stage of the Tour de France. The 2016 Etape du Tour is from Megève to Morzine, taking in four major climbs through the Alps. The route is 146km long with approximately 3,350 meters of climbing. The toughest climb of the day will be the final climb up the Col de Joux Plane, which is a 11.6km climb at an average of 8.5% with a maximum grade of 12.5%. This will be the 12th time the Tour de France has used this famous climb. The closed roads ride is in its 24th year and will take place on 10 July, 2016. The stage is the same route that the Tour de France professional riders will ride on stage 20 on 23rd July next year. Etape organisers ASO will make around 15,000 places available for this year's event and it is expected around 40% of the riders will be non-French cyclists. 

Every year up to 7,500 participants of the Marmotte Granfondo Alps, finish on the legendary Alpe d’Huez, having conquered 21 hairpins bends. It demands courage, dedication and determination to even attempt this challenge, including the climbs of the Glandon, Télégraphe, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.

French Cycling Federation Bans Disc Brakes from Amateur Events

 

 

 

 
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