Kelderman blames disc brakes after losing 10 minutes at Giro d'Italia

Giro d’Italia 2022 - 105th Edition - 9th stage Isernia - Blockhaus 191 km - 15/05/2022 - Wilco Kelderman (NED - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) tackles a descent during stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Having started the Giro d'Italia so strongly, Wilco Kelderman's GC challenge came undone on stage 9, with the Dutchman attributing part of the blame to disc brakes, reigniting the disc brakes vs rim brakes debate once again.

Kelderman, who placed fifth and seventh on the opening two stages in Hungary, lost contact with the main bunch ahead of the final climb of the Blockhaus, where he went on to lose more than 10 minutes. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.