Disc brakes in Chris Froome's firing line after Tour du Rwanda woe

Froome takes aim in an Insta reel after slow wheel change that brought his long solo break to an end

Chris Froome 2023
(Image credit: Con Chronis / Getty Images)

Just when you thought the disc brake argument was done and dusted, they're back in the headlines. An Instagram post by Chris Froome suggests he's still yet to be convinced by them, after his long solo break at the recent Tour du Rwanda was brought to an abrupt end by a laborious wheel change.

The reel he posted shows an epic overhead shot of Froome out alone on stage five, apparently bound for victory, then cuts in closer to a motorbike shot showing the effort on his face as he pumps out a rhythm on the pedals. Then suddenly, he has ground to a halt, with a service course staffer attempting, without much luck, to swiftly change his front wheel, as the bunch bears down from behind. Break over.

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