'Disc brakes are still the future and will become an important part of road racing'

WFSGI responds to suspension of disc brakes by UCI

roompot disc brakes
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

While pro riders have spoken out in criticism of disc brakes after Fran Ventoso's injury at Paris-Roubaix, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), which represents the cycling and wider sports industries, has spoken out in support of the technology, saying that it still sees discs as having a future in professional road racing.

Robert de Kock, the WFSGI General Secretary, said that while the organisation supported the suspension of the UCI's disc brake trial, the world governing body needed to move quickly to work towards a solution.

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