As a six-rider breakaway dominated the televised coverage of the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday, most viewers would’ve noticed the odd bike out.
Racing the team’s first WorldTour event for the year, Aqua Blue sport rider Lasse Norman Hansen took ownership of the break, setting the pace, decisively winning the first and second KOM, and making surprisingly easy work of the climbs.
His bike? the revolutionary 3T Strada aerodynamic race bike – the only bike in the break without a front derailueur … and with disc brakes.
Dreamt up and designed by 3T part-owner and former Cervelo engineer Gerard Vroomen, the bike is based on 28mm tyres, features truly aerodynamic lines – intricate angles, tight clearances, and total integration. According to some, and possibly proven by Hansen in that impressive maiden outing – it’s the bike of the future.
First WorldTour 1X
As the first 1X bike to start a WorldTour race, Team Aqua Blue Sport were thrilled with with the bike’s international debut.
“We started off the 2018 season in style with ‘The King’ Peter Koning lighting up the race in the breakaway and winning the Sprints Classification in Towards Zero Race Melbourne,” they wrote.
“The fast criterium on a F1 Track in Albert Park was a fitting venue of the highly anticipated Pro-Cycling debut of the 3T Strada. And, if we dare say so ourselves, it passed the test with flying colours!”
In this video US National Champion Larry Warbasse shows us over through his 2018 ride – the stunning, custom-painted Strada from 3T.