Nikolas Maes unsure if Paris-Roubaix injury was caused by disc brake

Fran Ventoso claimed in his open letter on disc brakes that Maes had received an injury to his knee from a disc brake

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nikolas Maes (Etixx-Quick Step) can not confirm whether the injury he received during the 2016 Paris-Roubaix was the result of colliding with a disc brake or not.

The Belgian received a deep cut to the knee during a crash on the Trouee d'Arenberg, and despite attempting to continue, abandoned the race shortly after because of his injury.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).