Drama in Hainan, European CX champs, Domane gravel builds: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 6, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jacopo Mosca wins the Tour of Hainan, Joe Cooper claims final stage; Van der Poel and Cant win European CX titles; Mark Cavendish wins the Saitama Criterium; Ben Hill suffers fractured vertebrae in Tour of Hainan crash; Rider kicked off Tour of Hainan for fighting with rival team; Trek expands its Domane range with new gravel-specific builds; Jonathan Vaughters calls for franchise structure for pro cycling; Dutch cyclist forced to retire at 22 due to heart problem; Jersey revealed for Contador/Basso Continental team; Aqua Blue Sport reveals 3T Strada 1x setup for 2018; Danny MacAskill testing Santa Cruz wheels.

Aqua Blue Sport reveals 3T Strada 1x setup for 2018

by Matt de Neef

As reported on CyclingTips in early October, Aqua Blue sport will be riding 3T bikes in 2018, notably the single-chainring Strada.

The team has now revealed the bike for the first time, showing off a striking blue and gold design:

The bike will be built up with SRAM’s Force 1 single-chainring groupset, a significant departure from the double-chainring setup that has dominated road bikes for decades.

Click through to read more about the 3T Strada and its implications for road racing at CyclingTips.