Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) shocked the cycling world when he not only won Milan-San Remo by riding away from the top riders in the world on the descent of the Poggio, but also when he said he used a dropper seat post.
A dropper post has been around for years in the mountain bike world, and is now becoming more common in gravel races. Essentially, by hitting a remote switch at the handlebars, you can use your weight to lower your saddle. It’s advantageous on a steep downhill so you can keep your weight back and lower your centre of gravity. Then, when the trail flattens out again, you raise the platform for your butt by hitting the remote again. The saddle returns to the best height for maximum pedalling efficiency. After a flurry of attacks on the Poggio, Mohorič jumped clear from a small group on the descent, almost biting it a few times. First, he rode right into the gutter but managed to correct himself with a masterful hop. Later, he almost slammed into the curb. His descent was incredibly fast, as he rode away from Tadej Pogačar, Wout van Aert, Mathieu van Der Poel and a select group.
The Slovenian took the biggest win of his career.
During the post-race interview, the jaws of cycling fans dropped (unassisted by remotes) when he said Mohorič used a dropper post.
From post-race photographs, the post looks to be a Fox Transfer SL. Mohorič’s Bahrain Victorious mechanics rigged up what looks to be […]