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Pogačar’s new ‘maximal hacks’ time trial bike

Marginal gains are for the masses; Pogi gets a new wheel, extensions, chainrings, power meter, disc rotor, and even an entirely new custom saddle concept.

Ronan Mc Laughlin
by Ronan Mc Laughlin 04.07.2024 Photography by
Caley Fretz
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It’s so far so good on Tadej Pogačar’s quest for a third Tour de France and an exceptional achievement in the modern-era Giro-Tour double.

One look at this bike and it is immediately obvious how little Pogačar and team are leaving to chance at this Tour. Here is a rider who won two Tours in a row amidst chatter of a decade of domination, only to then be twice humbled by Jonas Vingegaard in the years since. Now, in 2024, he is hell-bent on taking his third title, and marginal gains, maximal hacks, and extraordinary expense are very much part of the plan. 

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