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Twitter reacts to Roubaix disc debacle

Fran Ventoso confirms his serious leg injury was caused by disc brake, sparking outcry among riders, journalists, and others on Twitter.

Fran Ventoso pulled no punches in an open letter on Wednesday, raising concerns about the dangers of disc brakes in pro road racing, following a crash at Paris-Roubaix that left him with a deep cut in his leg. Pro cyclists, journalists, and other followers of the sport were quick to sound off on Twitter.

[Translation: But where are the BIG names in the cycling? Haven’t seen “the tear” to the @franventoso leg? Everybody shut up until it happens to you??]