Because of an incident with pro cyclist Mathieu van der Poel during the final kilometers of the semi-classic Le Samyn in Belgium, Canyon is asking riders of the Aeroad road bike not to use it until further notice. Van der Poel missed the final sprint during Le Samyn last Tuesday when his handlebars broke just before the final stretch. Fortunately Van der Poel – who was still able to help out his teammate who ended up taking the win – didn’t crash.
The issue affects the Canyon Aeroad cockpits with the serial numbers CP0015 and CP0018 mounted on the Aeroad CF SLX- and CFR-models. This means the Aeroad CF SL is excluded.
Canyon is researching how this could have happened. “Fortunately, Mathieu didn’t crash,” Canyon Bicycles founder, Roman Arnold, said. “We want to prevent other people from getting into an accident and find it important to first figure out what could have caused this.”
According to Cycling.be it could have something to do with the mounting clamp being tightened too hard, causing the handlebars to eventually break.
Among others, pro cyclists from Movistar and Alpecin-Fenix ride Canyon bikes. They will use the old Aeroad model for upcoming races.