A video posted to the social media accounts of Group Bahrain Victorious has led to affirmation that Matej Mohorič is planning to as soon as once more use a dropper seatpost at this yr’s Milan-San Remo.
On the end line of the 2022 version of the race, a victorious Mohorič proudly exclaimed that he’d “destroyed biking, now everybody will use a dropper submit,” following his resolution to run a dropper seatpost on his street bike.
Dropper posts are extra generally present in mountain biking, and by dropping the saddle they permit riders to decrease their centre of gravity, and transfer the bike extra simply beneath them with a view to take tighter turns with extra grip, and thus, at larger speeds.
The Slovenian had simply received his first biking Monument, having taken benefit of the elevated manoeuvrability provided by the element to assault on the descent of the Poggio climb a couple of kilometres earlier than the end. Recognized already for his distinctive bike dealing with abilities, the 28-year-old pushed his Merida Scultura to the boundaries, surviving a few close to misses on the best way down earlier than soloing to the end line and holding off a chase group by simply two seconds.
Provided that success, it is maybe unsurprising to see that Mohorič is about to make use of the dropper submit as soon as once more at Milan-San Remo in 2023.
At first of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, one in every of Mohorič’s Bahrain Victorious mechanics advised Cyclingnews that the Slovenian will use “kind of the identical set-up” as final yr. Mohorič himself was extra coy, nevertheless, responding to our query with “for those who come to Milan, you may see.”
🤔 @matmohoric’s Garmin is again?#RideAsOne pic.twitter.com/SYn4xvlb6FMarch 3, 2023
What’s extra intriguing, nevertheless, is the timing of the social submit. Shared on the eve of Strade Bianche, the submit focuses on Mohorič being reunited with a Garmin head unit after his personal was stolen on the end of Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday, however within the video, Mohorič’s bike is clearly outfitted with the dropper submit already.
“I believe I might effectively use the dropper seatpost tomorrow,” Mohorič confirmed to Biking Weekly (opens in new tab) in response to the video. “There are some tough sections and I really feel safer with it. I by no means achieved a prime ten right here earlier than, there was at all times one thing that went unsuitable. I certain hope to get every thing proper this time.”
No person at the moment makes a dropper submit with something aside from a spherical cross-section, and given most street bikes these days use aero seatposts, the ever present use predicted by Mohorič hasn’t but change into actuality. Even Mohorič’s bike for Opening Weekend, for instance, was the Merida Reacto aero bike with a typical ‘aero’ seatpost.
The truth that Bahrain Victorious’s bike sponsor, Merida, makes use of a spherical seatpost on its Scultura race bike is what makes it attainable to run a dropper submit in any respect.
It does include a small weight penalty, although, and it could be thought-about a fake pas so as to add weight, given Strade Bianche finishes with a steep ascent into the Piazza Del Campo in Siena. Nevertheless, Mohorič believes the race may very well be determined earlier. “I believe the primary choice will probably be made in Monte Sante Marie, after which we are going to see how the ultimate will play out. I don’t essentially suppose I must anticipate the ultimate ramp to Siena, all of it is dependent upon how I really feel in the course of the day.”
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