Bike Europe 02/2017

WFSGI on Recent Accidents In Pro Racing Allegedly Linked to Disc Brakes

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland – In the past 10 months the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), representing the bicycle industry, has been withholding public statements to the various comments on disc brakes by riders. Seeing the current accusations, after the road race accident with the involvement of Owain Doull and Marcel Kittel at stage 1 of Abu Dhabi Tour, the Federation has released the following clarifying statement.

WFSGI investigated Paris-Roubaix 2016 accident as well as the one with Owain Doull at Abu Dhabi 2017.

The WFSGI says, "Twice within the last 10 months riders and other stakeholders of the cycling sport accused disc brakes of having caused injuries to a rider or their material. The WFSGI has taken these complaints very seriously and investigated both accidents in order to have a clarification before making any statement."

Ventoso accident Paris-Roubaix 2016

The WFSGI asked forensic doctor Ulrich Zollinger based in Bern, Switzerland to analyze the wound of Francisco Ventoso as well as the entire course of his accident.

Accident report forensic doctor

The WFSGI also commissioned the German bicycle accident investigator Dirk Zedler to make an independent investigation & risk assessment of the same accident as well.

Accident report Zedler

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Author: Jack Oortwijn

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