Jumbo-Visma set to use adjustable tyre pressure systems at Paris-Roubaix

The Dutch team and DSM will both utilise different systems on the cobblestones of the ‘Hell of the North’

Wout van Aert in action at last year's race
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Jumbo-Visma are set to line up at Paris-Roubaix equipped with an adjustable tyre pressure system. 

After giving the new equipment a run out at the recent Dwars door Vlaanderen, as well as in training, the Dutch team will take to the cobblestones of Roubaix with the new system in place on Sunday.

According to a report from WielerFlits, DSM will also use a similar system during this year’s ‘Hell of the North’ although their setup will be different to that of Jumbo-Visma. This will mark the second e time that an adjustable tyre pressure system has been used in a WorldTour race.

At Dwars door Vlaanderen, it became clear that Jumbo-Visma were testing their own system in the form of the KAPS system from Gravaa. Italian rider Eduardo Affini’s Cervelo team bike was spotted fitted with the system, although the Italian did not finish the race.

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