According to Nathan Haas (Mohoric's teammate and training partner at the time) Mohoric was just the first to pedal in the "Supertuck" position. Haas then went on to do it at the TDF a full year before Froome, who just made it popular.I hear mohoric but I just rewatched chasing legends and there are guys using the supertuck in 09 Tdf. What is the earliest use?
Don't know the answer to this but I have to say, it's actually kinda weird it took so long for riders to figure this out. Like, I know those famous pictures of Pantani descending in that completely suicidal position, laying his upperbody on the saddle. How on earth did they think of that before the"tuck position" they use now?
Correction: We have never seen it go wrong for a pro, in a race. If you jump on YouTube there's plenty of people getting it wrong, including amateur racers.Agreed.
It also continues to annoy me when people drone on about how dangerous the super tuck supposedly is. It's really not that difficult to do and we have never seen it go wrong.
Good question, I'd love to watch that but I'd have to give it to Savoldelli. The man was a lunatic, even the likes of Virenque wouldn't bother trying to follow him. Cipollini once described him as insane - high praise.Mohoric or ll falco..who would win? In a downhill race.
The first I remember seeing it (commented on at least) was Landis in the 2006 TdF - the commentators referred to it as the 'preying mantis' because he was tucked on the top tube with his hands tight to the stem on the handlebars.Linus Gerdemann did it while descending into Le Grand- Bornand on route to the stage win in 2007. I've seen some quick shots of guys racing a few years before that coming back into the lead group doing the "supertuck".
From about 5:50, but here Savoldelli was holding back to keep some companions for Sestriere.I never really watched Savoldelli ride so I'm not enlightened here but I think Hirschi's descending in this year's Tour could maybe have given similar vibes. That is, until he crashed.
From about 5:50, but here Savoldelli was holding back to keep some companions for Sestriere.
However Bettini's descents in the 2006 Giro di Lombardia, from 30:10 Civiglio and from 45:57 San Fermo della Battaglia are phenomenal: