Gran Fondo Florida, March 19, 2023 - Register NOW and SAVE!
United States | Southeast | Virginia >> VIDEO: Carbon Wheels Dramatically Collapse at Paris-Roubaix

VIDEO: Carbon Wheels dramatically collapse at Paris-Roubaix

Cycling Fans videos shows Wout van Aert and his Jumbo-Visma team mate Christope Laporte's carbon wheels collapse during Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix

VIDEO: Carbon Wheels dramatically collapse at Paris-Roubaix

The videos, show Van Aert coming to a stop in the Forest of Arenberg with a collapsed rear wheel. He quickly pulls in and switches bikes with team mate Timo Roosen.

Jumbo-Visma’s Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 carbon rear wheels folded under their riders at Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix. The wheels were being ridden with flat tyres and showed just how harsh the cobbles can be on expensive equipment. 

Jumbo-Visma switched from the latest Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 equipment to the older R9100 groupset and wheels for Paris-Roubaix. The reason for the change isn’t overly clear, though the rumour circulating in the start area before the race was that the team favoured the older groupset due to a number of issues with dropped chains.

The speed of the change is very impressive, with Van Aert on his way and rejoining the speeding group immediately. However, Roosen is left waiting for a new bike, which is eventually delivered to him by the team car.

It seems that Van Aert, like his team mate Laporte, suffered a puncture – both on Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 carbon rear wheels – and continued to ride it as far as he could until the wheel collapsed due to the impact of the cobbles.

VIDEO: Wout van Aert 's rear wheel broke completely at Paris Roubaix 2022

And while Wout van Aert still claimed 2nd place at ‘Hell of the North’, his Jumbo Visma team mate Christophe Laporte saw his ride interrupted by a rear wheel puncture and then the complete collapse of the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 carbon rear wheel.

The Frenchman, who has looked like a different rider since joining Jumbo Visma from Cofidis, decided to press on and ride his punctured wheel in a bid not to lose time waiting for a change.

However, the sheer speed of the race and the unforgiving pavé soon combined to take their toll on the punctured wheel. It simply disintegrated under Laporte, as this fan’s video shows.

The incident occurred on the fourth sector of cobbles at Saint-Python. Laporte was forced to screech to a halt on the collapsed wheel. And with no team car or neutral service in sight, be began jogging down the course with his bike in a desperate effort to limit his losses. Unfortunately his efforts came to nothing and Laporte was the only member of his team not to finish the race.

VIDEO: Christophe Laporte at Paris Roubaix 2022

Tag: video
Jan 19 2023 - NEWS: Cyclist Pushes 400+ Watts to keep up Evenepoel climbing in Calpe
Nov 09 2022 - NEWS: Wolf leaps out of the trees and chases cyclist in Heart stopping footage
Aug 03 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Insane Crash At Vuelta a Burgos
Jul 30 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Carnage Crashes at the Tour de France Femmes
Jun 20 2022 - NEWS: Go B.I.G at the Bluewater International Granfondo!
Jun 14 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Marmolada Madness: Tifosi go crazy on the final climb of the Giro
Apr 24 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Carbon Wheels Dramatically Collapse at Paris-Roubaix
Apr 14 2022 - NEWS: Bouhanni wiped out by pedestrian walking in the road at the Tour of Turkey
Mar 31 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Mattias Skjelmose flies over wall into ravine at Volta a Catalunya
Mar 31 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Alexey Lutsenko suffers highspeed crash on TT Bike
Jan 27 2022 - NEWS: Egan Bernal hit stationary Bus at full speed in Aero Tucked on Time Trial Bike
Jan 24 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Egan Bernal hospitalized after horrendous crash with a bus
Dec 17 2021 - NEWS: VIDEO: Texas Cyclist attacked by Pipe-Wielding Manic
Oct 27 2021 - NEWS: Oblivious iPhone Spectator Wiped Out in Scary caught-on-camera Cycling Crash
Mar 05 2021 - NEWS: SCROOGE Cyclist who knocked girl on Xmas day ordered to pay €1 compensation
Tag: bikesafety
Dec 14 2022 - NEWS: 22 Percent Increase in the Number of Century Bike Riders
Dec 02 2022 - NEWS: Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin killed by truck whilst training
Nov 28 2022 - NEWS: Two French Cyclists ride over 4,300 miles to watch Soccer World Cup
Nov 28 2022 - NEWS: Insane Brit cycles through Hurricane Nicole to set new Guinness World Record
Nov 11 2022 - NEWS: Kaitlin Armstrong's murder trial date set for June 22 in Texas
Nov 09 2022 - NEWS: Wolf leaps out of the trees and chases cyclist in Heart stopping footage
Aug 12 2022 - NEWS: Tiesj Benoot in horror 45 mph crash with car!
Jul 27 2022 - NEWS: Rumours Egan Bernal will be back racing at La Vuelta
Jul 21 2022 - NEWS: Kaitlin Armstrong pleads not guilty to murder of Mo Wilson
Jul 03 2022 - NEWS: VIDEO: Kaitlin Armstrong back in Texas after arrest in Costa Rica
Jun 30 2022 - NEWS: Fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong arrested in Costa Rica
Jun 24 2022 - NEWS: Kaitlin Armstrong sold her Jeep Grand Cheroke 2 days after murder
Jun 13 2022 - NEWS: US Marshals intensify hunt for Kaitlin Armstrong with $5000 Reward
May 26 2022 - NEWS: Mo Wilson's killer goes on the run to New York after cops let her go
May 24 2022 - NEWS: Colin Strickland loses sponsors after Mo Wilson’s Murder