Wout van Aert claims Chris Froome's idea to ban time trial bikes is 'bulls***'

Froome suggested road bikes should be used in time trials to improve safety, but Van Aert has completely dismissed the idea

Wout Van Aert
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Wout van Aert has challenged Chris Froome's assertion that time trials should be raced on road bikes to improve safety, with the Belgian claiming the idea is "bulls***". 

Froome - who was hospitalised in June 2019 after a high speed crash into a wall while on a reconnaissance of the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné - questioned the safety of time trial bikes in a YouTube video last week, following Egan Bernal's serious training crash with a bus at the end of January.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.