On the high of the Oude Kwaremont, Alberto Bettiol made his transfer and for the final 17km of the 2019 Tour of Flanders, he would lead the race taking a solo victory. There have been makes an attempt to chase him down however nothing was achieved as Bettiol held them off on the Paterberg and the next 14km to the road. Bettiol’s triumph would take many unexpectedly, himself included.
“For me, 10 kilometres was so much. I saved pondering, ‘What am I doing, I am profitable Ronde van Vlaanderen,'” Bettiol mentioned. “I nonetheless do not actually consider it, even now. I do not know the place I’m or what I am speaking about.”
Not solely did Bettiol convincingly take the Ronde van Vlaanderen, however this could even be the primary win of his profession. A particular second that Bettiol will undoubtedly cherish for the remainder of his life. To mark such a momentous achievement, Prologo has launched a Restricted Version Scratch M5 saddle adorned with the Flemish Lion.
The Scratch M5 sequence encompasses a vary of saddles in several finishes, with both Tirox alloy or Nack carbon rails and strong or PAS (cut-out) choices. The saddle follows the stubby pattern measuring 250mm in size and that includes a spherical form that Prologo has designed to work throughout a spread of biking disciplines for each female and male riders.
This limited-edition mannequin, of which solely 30 might be made, relies on the high quality Scratch saddle to supply the most effective efficiency. That includes a carbon base supported by Nack carbon 9mm oval rails, the Scratch M5 weighs combines a weight of 164g (claimed 155g) with its Scratch ergonomics.
All of the saddles within the Scratch vary function the identical T-shape and MSS (Multi-Sector System) padding which inspired us throughout our latest Prologo Scratch M5 PAS evaluation. Formed to help pedalling motion we discovered the Scratch saddle to supply a cushty pedalling platform with shoulders that provide a safe locked-in feeling. The carbon base has been designed to supply vibration absorption which is one thing riders of the cobbled classics just like the Tour of Flanders will be glad about.
The mannequin we beforehand reviewed featured Prologo’s PAS cutout nevertheless this saddle makes use of its Lively Base System. The physique of the saddle continues to be cutout nevertheless the padding covers the opening, distributing strain while nonetheless providing aid within the prostatic-genital space and stopping any disagreeable spray coming via the saddle.
Included with the saddle is a few matching restricted version Lion Prologo OneTouch bar tape with bar plugs and tape to go with the saddle. The tape is constituted of Polygrip and encompasses a gentle texture to provide riders a safe grip in all climate.
With the 2020 Tour of Flanders approaching, Prologo has produced 30 duplicate restricted version saddles with matching bar tape, the identical because the one utilized by Bettiol on his profitable bike, as a option to say thanks and have fun Bettiol’s win. Every of the saddles has been numbered and embrace a signed certificates from Prologo’s basic supervisor.
Out of the 30 saddles which were made, 10 might be accessible to the general public to purchase and can retail for €300. The remaining saddles are to be exhibited, donated to charity or given to Bettiol himself.
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