The lumpy route from Pont du Gard to Gap was a last chance saloon of sorts for teams and riders still looking to shine in the waning days of the Tour. And with three tough days in the Alps on deck, Stage 17 was certain to be a day for the rouleurs. Emerging from a large group that formed shortly after the flag drop, reigning European Road Race Champion Mateo Trentin arrived in Gap alone to take the third Tour de France stage of his career and the fourth of this year's Tour for his Mitchelton-Scott team.
Mitchelton-Scott came to the Tour de France planning to race for the General Classification win with Adam Yates, and they built their team around precisely that objective. They didn't count on losing their GC ambitions within the first week, forcing them to pivot towards hunting for stage wins to salvage their Tour. Shattered GC ambitions aside, a team that counts four stage wins to their credit can still leave Paris with their heads held high.
The previous Addict was a few years old and looking dated as the road bike world turns aero, so the new Addict RC, released just in time for the 2019 Tour de France, features loads of new aero details. Although there are exposed cables on the bike you’ll see on Scott’s website, the team version uses a fully integrated cockpit with an aero bar/stem and a D-shaped seat post.
The new addict is also disc-only; 160mm front and rear rotors provide dependable stopping power. The bottom bracket is oversized for lateral stiffness and the dropped stays also signal a timely revision; dropped stays tend to provide an aero benefit, more compliance, or both. The Mitchelton-Scott team runs Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrains and Dura-Ace carbon fiber wheels. By contrast, the commercially available Addict RC Disc Premium has DT Swiss wheels, a non-integrated cockpit, and a few other discrepancies from the race bike, but weighs a (barely) Grand Tour-legal 15.1 pounds.
We're sorry to report that at least for the time being you can't get a Scott Addict RC in the same colors as Mateo Trentin, but here is some of his gear that you can buy right now.
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