Aqua Blue Sport’s SRAM 1X equipped 3T bikes are “simpler” but the “jury is out” on how they’ll perform in the mountains, according to riders on the team. The Irish squad, now in its second year, is riding the 3T Strada bikes that are equipped with disc brakes and SRAM’s 1X drivetrain. Although 1X drivetrains, which have only a single chainring, have become popular in mountain biking, Aqua Blue are the first team to race exclusively with them in the pro peloton.
On a sunny day in Wallonia in 2014 Michał Kwiatkowski launches his bid for Flèche Wallonne glory up the Mur de Huy’s final steep ramp. He is out of the saddle and opens a gap. He sits down briefly as Irishman Dan Martin comes around to take the lead, victory agonisingly close, but mere metres later Alejandro Valverde blasts past on the other side of the road. He distances the other two, extends his arms and blows a kiss to the sky as Martin leads home the peloton in a surprisingly neat single file.
Nineteen-year-old American rider Brandon McNulty’s thrilling solo bid for victory at the Dubai Tour stage four came undone within the final 200m because he underestimated the severity of the race’s final ramp. The Rally Cycling rider had been in the breakaway all day before he left final breakaway companion Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport) behind on the race’s penultimate climb.
@cyclingmole They still have a club but it doesn’t seem to be tied to content. If it doesn’t work best to kill it quickly. It is probably possible if The Times can make it work but I don’t think it’s easy.
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