Orica-BikeExchange rider is latest to share fears about disc brakes in pro peloton

Sam Bewley posts a picture of an injury he claims was caused by a disc brake

(Photo: Twitter/Sam Bewley)

Orica-BikeExchange's Sam Bewley became the latest rider to warn of the dangers of introducing disc brakes into pro cycling by uploading a picture of an injury he suffered as a result of them.

The Kiwi took to Twitter to show his followers a pretty nasty injury, reportedly caused by landing on a hot disc brake, which left him with a wound to his upper arm.

"This is what happens when a hot disc brake lands on skin. Imagine a bunch crash on the road with multiple hot rotors," he wrote

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Several other riders have voiced their concerns about the plans to roll out disc brakes in the pro peloton, with a UCI trial suspended when Movistar's Fran Ventoso claimed a severe cut to his leg was caused by a disc brake at Paris-Roubaix.

The UCI has not made public any plan to re-start the trial, but it is thought to only be a matter of time before disc brakes are seen in racing again, with manufacturers rolling out such systems to the mass market.

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