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Matej Mohoric, master of gravity and gravel

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That was an incredible descent. He used a "dropper post", a button to adjust the height of his saddle. It's allowed since 2014. Mohoric used it instead of the banned super tuck. He got ideal aerodynamics by dropping his saddle at the start of the descent. It sounds a bit like a James Bond gadget. Probably more riders are going to use it in the future.
The advantage was more about CG than aero probably.
 
I wonder why he opted for the bigger rotors, he didn't use brakes at all on the descent.
He could have saved weight by drooping the rotors and calipers! :p

Obviously there is more leverage with lager rotors (don't really need more leverage on a light bike with skinny tires and rider), but with the thin rotors on bikes the increased heat dissipation might be the biggest advantage.
 
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Great race for him today. His best result ever in a one day cobbled classic. He is another one of those diesel riders who gets better the harder and the longer the race is, so I expect him to be a big player in De Ronde. He can even win sprints in smaller groups after a very hard race like we saw today when he won a sprint for 4th. Van Aert is of course the big favourite. Then there's MvDP, who is a bit of an unknown for me ATM. In the next tier I'd already put Mohorič, with Asgreen, maybe Laporte and Pogačar. Not sure how to rate Pidcock yet.
 
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I didn't understand his racing today. His positioning was terrible. Strange, because usually that's one of his strengths. He was strong but when the first attacks of Pogi and company began, he was like in 100th position. He had to chase all the time and jumped from group to group and was never in the thick of the action. I don't think he could have followed Pogi and Van der Poel, but he missed an opportunity for a nice top5 imo. I wonder if he had any problems at the time the main attacks began or was only his own fault for being badly positioned.
 
He admitted he didn't ride the race in best fashion and had made much mistakes. He went on and said he let the team down. Personally i wouldn't be that harsh. In the end the route had some really steep sections and on such terrain Moho will always struggle a bit if there will be GT guys going all in.
 
Great racing today, if he hadn't spent so much energy in the break he might have had a decent chance of battling for the win

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He was the strongest today. Dude was in the front from the beginning till the end, almost 300km. He was working and taking turns when echalons formed, then he was distanced from the 1st group because of the crash and had to chase and do his turns. When they catched back the 1st group he attacked and was working in the breakaway of 5 riders. He was working the most in said breakaway (by far) and only 1 rider could stay with him. Then he had the flat and was absorbed by chasing group and you would think he was done for the day. Wrong, he attacked again with Lampaert this time and Van Baarle bridge to them and they formed strong group of leading riders. In the end Van Baarle was just too strong and he rode away, but Mohoric was holding 5-6s gap for quite some time with Lampaert on his wheel, who couldn't take any turns. Van Baarle could continue that pace, but Mohoric finaly had enough and was absorbed by 3rd group (Wout, Kung...).

In short, he was either in the leading group or chasing group all day and always taking his turns.

He won TDF stages 2x (solo), Giro 1x, Vuelta 1x, MSR... but today was his most impressive ride in my opinion.

And yea, despite all that work all day, he still managed to take a look at some nice lady on the road. What a man!
 
He was the strongest today. Dude was in the front from the beginning till the end, almost 300km. He was working and taking turns when echalons formed, then he was distanced from the 1st group because of the crash and had to chase and do his turns. When they catched back the 1st group he attacked and was working in the breakaway of 5 riders. He was working the most in said breakaway (by far) and only 1 rider could stay with him. Then he had the flat and was absorbed by chasing group and you would think he was done for the day. Wrong, he attacked again with Lampaert this time and Van Baarle bridge to them and they formed strong group of leading riders. In the end Van Baarle was just too strong and he rode away, but Mohoric was holding 5-6s gap for quite some time with Lampaert on his wheel, who couldn't take any turns. Van Baarle could continue that pace, but Mohoric finaly had enough and was absorbed by 3rd group (Wout, Kung...).

In short, he was either in the leading group or chasing group all day and always taking his turns.

He won TDF stages 2x (solo), Giro 1x, Vuelta 1x, MSR... but today was his most impressive ride in my opinion.

And yea, despite all that work all day, he still managed to take a look at some nice lady on the road. What a man!
I second that he was the strongest today but also wouldn’t quite say he was taking turns for “almost 300k.” He was sheltered very well in the front group and may have done a few pulls but his work mostly started when he got off the front at around the halfway point or whenever that was. Still spent lots of time working and seemed strong all the way to the finish. Certainly could’ve won today.
 
Moreno Moser commented Paris - Roubaix for Italian ES and he said a few interesting things about Mohoric.

1) He's among the smartest people he has ever met, a math genius and one who does a lot of individual research on the science and technology behind pro cycling. He bought his own dropper seat post and tried it before asking the team whether he could use it in race.

2) He's a watt monster. The first year he got to Cannondale (2014) they did some tests and his watts at lactate threshold were the highest among all riders. That team included: Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso, Damiano Caruso, Elia Viviani, Davide Formolo and Alberto Bettiol.
 
Moreno Moser commented Paris - Roubaix for Italian ES and he said a few interesting things about Mohoric.

1) He's among the smartest people he has ever met, a math genius and one who does a lot of individual research on the science and technology behind pro cycling. He bought his own dropper seat post and tried it before asking the team whether he could use it in race.

At Cannondale they used to call him Matejpedia.
 
Can anyone describe how big he is in Slovenia? I mean a monument winner, stage winner of all GTs, junior & U23 world champion, and generally one hell of a rider should normally be a huge star in a country of 2 millions people with only, what, 7 WT riders. But I know it's a special case of Slovenia, so I'm curious.
Slovenia has had many star athletes in different sports over the years. Cycling is not the no.1 sport there, but is quickly gaining in popularity. Mohorič is recognizable among fans who are not football only fans (Slovenia has many of those, still less than Italy and UK for example). He has also starred in some commercials on national TV lately.

With Pogačar and Roglič also there, he is obviously still behind them in popularity. So I'd say he is a star, but just not that big yet.
 
Slovenia has had many star athletes in different sports over the years. Cycling is not the no.1 sport there, but is quickly gaining in popularity. Mohorič is recognizable among fans who are not football only fans (Slovenia has many of those, still less than Italy and UK for example). He has also starred in some commercials on national TV lately.

With Pogačar and Roglič also there, he is obviously still behind them in popularity. So I'd say he is a star, but just not that big yet.

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Moreno Moser commented Paris - Roubaix for Italian ES and he said a few interesting things about Mohoric.

1) He's among the smartest people he has ever met, a math genius and one who does a lot of individual research on the science and technology behind pro cycling. He bought his own dropper seat post and tried it before asking the team whether he could use it in race.

2) He's a watt monster. The first year he got to Cannondale (2014) they did some tests and his watts at lactate threshold were the highest among all riders. That team included: Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso, Damiano Caruso, Elia Viviani, Davide Formolo and Alberto Bettiol.

One of the cycling Twitter people I follow met him for lunch and said he spent the entire lunch talking about tire pressures, haha