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Chris Froome wary of disc brakes in the peloton in 2016

Chris Froome wary of disc brakes in the peloton in 2016

The two-time Tour de France champion says it should be ‘all or nothing’ when it comes to riders using disc brakes in races 3 September 2014 69th Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 : Pamplona – Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar FROOME Christopher (GBR) Sky Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA Team Sky’s Chris Froome is concerned about safety and the use of disc brakes this 2016 season , which began on Tuesday with the Tour Down Under in Australia.

The world governing body, the UCI, in November allowed teams to use discs or calipers as they wish in the 2016 season. The rule applies to all teams, from WorldTour to continental, and all races.

“I tried them on mountain bikes but not on the road bike,” Froome told La Gazzetta dello Sport last week. “However, as a matter of safety, I say that they should be used by everyone or no one at all. Having a group different brake systems would increase the dangers.”

Sky tested disc brakes at two races late last summer with Ben Swift and Bernie Eisel, but have yet to roll them out for the 29-man roster. It is unclear if teams will begin to use them in the […]

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