Jumbo-Visma switch to tubeless for Tour de France cobbles following wheel collapse incidents

Tour de France 2022 - 109th Edition - 4th stage Dunkerque - Calais 171,5 km - 05/07/2022 - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Team Jumbo - Visma) - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Jumbo-Visma leaders Wout van Aert and Primož Roglič celebrate the Belgian's solo win on stage 4 (Image credit: Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022)

Team Jumbo-Visma confirmed on Tuesday that it will avoid using the tubular Shimano wheels that collapsed, in separate incidents, beneath Christophe Laporte and Wout van Aert at Paris-Roubaix this spring.

Instead, the team will switch to the newer Shimano Dura-Ace wheels, while also switching from tubular to tubeless. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.