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by Mark Zalewski
March 23, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Strength in numbers: Quick-Step goes 1-2 from breakaway at Dwars Door Vlaanderen; Lotta Lepistö wins Dwars door Vlaanderen; Valverde wins in Catalunya, Van Garderen into lead; Movistar team responds to Catalunya TTT relegation; Team Wiggins left out of Tour de Yorkshire; Lars Boom ‘In Astana I lacked the necessary support’; Reijnen comes away with a few stitches after crashing into ditch at Dwars door Vlaanderen; British amateur cyclist suspended two years for doping positive; Cylance men’s team to race entirely on disc brakes; Trofeo Alfredo Binda highlights; Kenny Belaey rides the UCI HQ; Video: Flanders Classics 2016 compilation.
With the current controversy over disc brakes in the pro peloton still brewing, the Cylance Pro Cycling men’s team announced it will be racing entirely on disc brake equipped Cannondale bicycles this season.
Courtesy: Cylance Pro Cycling
“At camp, the guys couldn’t stop commenting about the ease and stopping power of the disc brakes,” said Hilton Clarke, Director Sportif.
“The Evo Disc is the best bike I have ever ridden” said former USA National Champion, Eric Marcotte.
The men’s team is a more U.S. criterium-focused squad than the women’s WorldTour team, and added a lot of crit firepower this year with the likes of Marcotte and Karl Menzies.
The UCI is still currently testing disc brake usage in WorldTour events, while the professional rider organisations CPA and AIGCP are pushing back against their use until further testing and safety measures are implemented. The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is hosting a public information meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show on Wednesday regarding disc brakes.