Twitter reacts to Roubaix disc debacle
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.
Ma dove sono i BIG del ciclismo ? Non hanno visto “lo squarcio” alla gamba di @franventoso ? Tutti zitti finché non capita a voi ??????
— Giovanni Visconti (@giovisco) April 13, 2016
[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??]
— Dan Seaton (@dbseaton) April 13, 2016
“Disc brakes are way too dangerous,” according to man riding bicycle down steep mountain pass at 80 kph wearing only Lycra skinsuit.
— Brad Sohner (@bradsohner) April 13, 2016
— Rory Sutherland (@rorysutherland1) April 13, 2016
— Nico Mattan (@NicoMattan) April 13, 2016
I wonder how many engineers were given directive to start designing an integrated rotor protector today. https://t.co/EzRb7Vdh8J
— Jon Tarkington (@trackingteton) April 13, 2016
— Larry Warbasse (@larrywarbasse) April 13, 2016
Hey Ventoso, I’ve got a brake solution for you. Since you don’t like sintered metal pads on stainless rotors. pic.twitter.com/kHSkR99l4z
— Adrian Montgomery (@MontgomeryBikes) April 13, 2016