Will the new Trek Madone revolutionise bike design?

The unreleased new frameset spotted at the Dauphine features a radical seat tube with a hole through it and a hovering seatpost

Trek-Segarfredo riders on the new Madone
(Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

While Wout van Aert made plenty of headlines by winning stage one of the Criterium du Dauphine, for tech heads it was the sighting of a new Trek Madone that stole the show.

Traditional timelines would suggest that the new model will be due for an official launch ahead of this year’s Tour de France but is being raced by a few members of the Trek-Segafredo team this week. The French website MatosVelo.Fr were eagle-eyed enough to spot the redesigned Madone in the pits ahead of stage and its pictures show a radical departure from the previous iteration. 

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