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Dropper Post Used to Win One of Road Cycling’s Biggest Races

Dropper Post Used to Win One of Road Cycling’s Biggest Races

Milan-San Remo was won today by a racer using a dropper post – a world first. As far as we know, a dropper post has…

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Milan-San Remo was won today by a racer using a dropper post – a world first. As far as we know, a dropper post has never been used in professional road racing before.

In a thrilling race, Matej Mohoric was able to stay with the biggest names in the sport on the final Poggio climb, then dropped all of them on the descent, holding onto this gap over the final, flat two kilometers to claim one of the biggest prizes in road cycling.

Heading up the Poggio, Tadej Pogaçar had his UAE teanmates set an infernal pace and by the time the race leaders crested the short climb only a handful could hang on. As they crested the summit, Mohoric slipped quietly through from behind, passing Mathieu Van der Poel, Wout Van Aert, Tadej Pogaçar, Primoz Roglic and those select few.

At first he pulled a bike length, then three, then there was a gap. Mohoric used every millimetre of the road, and a few off the side too. At a couple of points he was in the dirt at the side of the road and had to hop the bike back onto the road to avoid disaster. Milan-San Remo is one of road cycling’s five monuments: five punishing races that have all been running for over a century. At 293km long this year, Milan-Sanremo is the longest one-day race on the World Tour calendar – this is road cycling’s sacred turf. For an invention born from enduro racing to prove decisive […]

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