Matteo Trentin gives verdict on banning time trial bikes in pro cycling

The Italian argues cyclists' safety is at risk not because they're using TT bikes, but because of the sheer amount of traffic

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Matteo Trentin has given his verdict on Chris Froome's proposal to ban time trial bikes from professional cycling, with the Italian agreeing that riding time trial bikes threatens cyclists' safety, but argues "the problem is the amount of people in cars today."

Froome - who was hospitalised in June 2019 after a high-speed crash into a wall while on a reconnaissance of the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné - questioned the safety of time trial bikes in a YouTube video last week, following Egan Bernal's serious training crash with a bus at the end of January.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.