Matej Mohorič ( Bahrain Victorious ) talked as fast as he descended the Poggio after his Milan-San Remo victory, overjoyed how his secret plan to use a MTB-style dropper seatpost had worked and helped him gain precious seconds on the technical descent so that he could stay away and win the Italian monument.
Mohorič is one of the best descenders in the peloton and made the supertuck aero position so popular that the UCI eventually banned it. Now he has changed descending and the sport again, perhaps forever.
“I knew it was a one in a lifetime chance and I wanted to make it work for the team and technical partners who had the idea,” Mohorič said post race, revealing how he even teased his Milan-San Remo rivals during the race.
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“I was going to the race favourites I know and showing off the dropper. They asked me what I was doing with a dropper and laughed but I warned them that if they follow me on descent, it’s at their own risk.
“I destroyed cycling once with the supertuck, now I’ve destroyed cycling again. Now I think everyone will start to use dropper posts. It’ll be one more thing to think about on the bike. It’ll be like Formula 1. There was just the gas and brake pedals, now they have hundreds of buttons."