Gallery: Bauke Mollema's Critérium du Dauphiné Trek - a closer look

Is this the 2016 Trek Madone?

At last weeks' Critérium du Dauphiné, Trek Factory Racing's Bauke Mollema (and, it seems from our photos, Yarloslav Popovych) raced a novel Trek frameset which just could be the first look the world has had at a 2016 Trek Madone, and perhaps a new direction for the American brand.

Although Trek declined to comment on what Mollema was riding, it was a carbon fiber frameset obviously built to be aerodynamic. From the integrated fork with the brakes firmly embedded into the profile of the fork and headtube to the sleek tubing of the seat stays, the frame fills a gap between the ultra-light Emonda and the more utilitarian Domane.

For a full analysis of the frame, see tech editor James Huang's insights into what this bike might be.

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