British Tour of Britain team axes Lapierre bikes over safety concerns

Cornwall based Saint Piran take riders off Lapierre bikes until further notice over safety concerns

Saint Piran riders on S-Works bikes
(Image credit: SW Pix)

British UCI Continental team Saint Piran have taken their riders off Lapierre bikes for training and racing due to safety concerns. 

Saint Piran had a sponsorship deal with the French bike manufacturer for 2022 however, the British team said it took both their men's and women's teams off the Lapierre Aircode DRS and Xelius SL models due to safety concerns that had arisen with the bikes.

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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