Canyon issues 'stop ride' notice to Aeroad owners following Mathieu van der Poel handlebar incident

Canyon has told all owners with the CP0018 and CP0015 handlebars - that's the CF SLX and CFR models - to stop riding the bike

canyon aeroad stop ride handlebar failure
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When Alpecin-Fenix rider Mathieu van der Poel crossed the finish line of the one-day Belgium Classic, Le Samyn, with a snapped handlebar, all eyes turned to the team bike supplier: Canyon.

The Dutch road race champion led the front group to the finish straight, but wasn't able to launch his own sprint - instead, he valiantly chaperoned his colleague Tim Merlier to the win.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.