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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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.