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Pro Riders Want Disc Brakes Ruled Out

The Professional Cycling Association (CPA) which looks after the interests of professional riders in the Pro Peloton have voted to demand that the UCI withdraw disc brakes

The Professional Cycling Association want a ban until a full trial has taken place, setting out three conditions in negotiating their re-introduction.

Recently Tom Boonen and Marcel Kittel have raced this season with disc brakes that have been modified with rounded edges on rotors, so as to minimize the chance of laceration as the disc brakes trial was re-started this year.

The UCI banned the use of disc brakes in the peloton last April, following Movistar rider Francisco Ventoso’s crash in this year’s Paris-Roubaix Classic, wherein the Spanish rider claimed he was severely cut by a disc brake rotor.

The UCI believed that the rounded edges required for the next trial would remove the risk injury and lessen the problems with wheel changes.

However the CPS feels that riders concerned aren't being addressed.

There are issues with discs getting very hot and the CPA are suggesting full disc covers to provide the best safety measures possible.

Their other concern is centered around races whereby some riders are using discs and some aren't, so the CPA suggest a full-peloton disc brake trial.

The UCI will no doubt respond shortly to the CPA's letter.

Movistar rider Fran Ventoso´s crash in this year´s Paris-Roubaix Classic, wherein the Spanish rider claimed he was severely cut by a disc brake rotor.