Eddy Merckx: Having disc brakes in the peloton is irresponsible

Eddy Merckx says having disc brakes in the peloton is 'irresponsible' and 'life-threatening' in an interview with Sporza

Photo: Chris Catchpole

Cycling legend Eddy Merckx believes that having disc brakes in the professional peloton is 'irresponsible' and 'life-threatening' in the wake injuries reportedly caused by them at Paris-Roubaix.

Movistar's Fran Ventoso suffered a deep cut to his lower left leg in the cobbled Classic on May 10, which he said was caused by one of the 16 disc brake-equipped bikes in the peloton.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.