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‘Probably a one-time failure’ – Thomas De Gendt revisits UAE tyre blowout

'Probably a one-time failure' - Thomas De Gendt revisits UAE tyre blowout

Thomas De Gendt has played down the significance of his spectacular tyre blowout in the UAE Tour, where the Belgian’s mishap and subsequent crash sparked a wealth of speculation over the potential risks of a hookless rim system for tyres.

Lotto-Dstny had already insisted that they were “100% within the rules” and that their wheel setup was entirely UCI-compliant. Manufacturer Zipp also issued a statement saying that the impact with an object was to blame, rather than the rim and tyre combination.

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