Official: UCI suspends the use of disc brakes in professional racing

Following the accident involving Movistar rider Fran Ventoso at Paris-Roubaix, the UCI will suspend the use of disc brakes in professional road racing amid safety fears

Markel Irizar on stage eight of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana. Photo: Graham Watson

The UCI has officially suspended testing of disc brakes due to the risk of injuries suffered by riders in races.

In a press release on Thursday, the sport's governing body suspended testing with immediate effect, following a request by the AIGCP - which represents all professional cycling teams - which was supported by the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA).

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