1X drivetrains come to the WorldTour at cobbled Classics

Only one chainring means now front derailleur is needed

Mads Pedersen ( Trek-Segafredo ) lined up in Gent, Belgium for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad equipped with a 1X drivetrain setup. The Danish rider - who finished second at last year's Tour of Flanders - started the first cobbled Classic of 2019 aboard a Trek Madone Disc. The bike was running the new SRAM RED eTap AXS 12-speed groupset , with Pedersen opting to race without a front derailleur and a single 48-tooth chainring. Pedersen's Trek-Segafredo teammates, Katusha-Alpecin, CCC-Liv and Canyon-SRAM were all using the new 12-speed groupset from SRAM, however, on the start line it appeared that just Pedersen was running the 1X setup. The extra cog on the rear cassette from the 12-speed groupset allows for a similar gear range as traditional double chainring combination of 53/11 using just a single chainring and with less extreme jumps than previous 1X drivetrains. Pedersen told Cyclingnews on the start line in ...

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