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Jasper Stuyven's race-winning Trek Madone SLR Disc - Gallery

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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Stuyven's race-winning Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap AXS Disc (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Bontrager XXX Blendr stem measures 130mm in length and possesses a -17-degree drop (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Cabling is neatly tucked away beneath the stem, feeding through the headset and into frame (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Depsite newer and lighter saddle options available, Stuyven chose to keep his trusty Bontrager inForm Team Issue perch (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

The Madone's adjustable top-tube IsoSpeed decoupler irons out road buzz and imperfections - ideal for the cobbled sections (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Stuyven's Madone utilises a fully-appointed Bontrager cockpit (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Trek's lightweight Bontrager Bat Cage bottle cages feature rubber grommets on the edges to further secure water bottles on the cobbles (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Bontrager's built-in DuoTrap Digital Speed/Cadence Sensor (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

The nature of the route profile prompted Stuyven to call upon a 54/41T chainset configuration with a 10-33T cassette (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

47mm Bontrager Aeolus XXX 4 wheels wrapped in 25C Pirelli P-Zero tubulars kept progress smooth and predictable (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

Not the deepest rim profile around but shallow enough to stave off the effects of crosswinds (Image credit: Josh Croxton)
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Jasper Stuyven's Omloop het niewsblad Trek Madone

The SRAM Red eTap AXS rear mech still bears the marks of war (Image credit: Josh Croxton)

Jasper Stuyven bagged the biggest victory of his career when he outsprinted compatriot Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in a two-man sprint to secure the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title in tough, trademark Opening Weekend conditions. This result couldn't have come at a better time for the Trek-Segafredo rider after a string of below-par performances put paid to the Belgian's Spring Classics ambitions last year.

Stuyven made his debut as a professional rider in 2014 and has long been considered as the next big Belgian prospect despite living in the shadow of decorated cobbled Classics campaigners, Greg Van Avermaet and Philippe Gilbert. The Trek-Segafredo rider lived up to his potential when he won Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne back in 2016, following up that performance with a fourth-place finish in the Omloop two years later.

As was the trend at Opening Weekend, disc brakes were the order of the day outnumbering the rim brake-equipped teams considerably - in fact, all the WorldTour teams, save for UAE Team Emirates, AG2R La Mondiale and Team Ineos, chose to forego rim-brake actuation. 

Trek-Segafredo elected to use their flagship Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap bikes. The Madone is highly regarded for its stellar ride quality thanks in part to the adjustable top-tube IsoSpeed decoupler and aero shaped seatpost - attributes that would no doubt have come in handy for Stuyven and his teammates over the rougher, cobbled roads of the Omloop route. 

Stuyven's Madone features a red/white design style that runs throughout the bike's composition. The signature colourway known as 'Viper Red/Trek White' provides the perfect canvas from which to display both the sponsor logos as well as Trek's very own moniker, the latter of which takes up most of the downtube's real estate.

The component list is naturally from the top drawer. A full SRAM Red eTap AXS drivetrain complete with a 54/41T, 10-33T chainset configuration takes care of the gearing. This ratio provides a good balance between top-end shunt and climbing efficiency and would have ensured predictable and precise shifting accuracy over the cobbled sectors. Speaking of cobbles, a clever hack from the Trek-Segafredo mechanics saw the inclusion of several rubber grommets on the edges of the Bontrager Bat Cage bottle cages to safeguard and guarantee the safe passage of the water bottles.

The red/white theme continues into the cockpit where a compendium of Bontrager accessories such an XXX Blendr stem (130mm, -17degree) and XXX Aero handlebar combo wrapped in Bontrager Perf Line bar tape round off the touchpoints. 

To make the most of the conditions on the day and nullify the effects of crosswinds, Stuyven chose to employ the semi-aero 47mm Bontrager Aeolus 4 XXX tubular wheels wrapped in 25C Pirelli P-Zero tubular tyres. Lastly and rather surprisingly, the now-discontinued Bontrager inForm Team Issue saddle completes the build proving pro riders do indeed have preferences and prefer to stick with components they've tried and tested.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Jasper Stuyven's Trek Madone SLR Disc

Jasper Stuyven's Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap AXS Disc full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Trek Madone SLR Disc 700 Series OCLV carbon 
  • Front brake: SRAM Red HRD
  • Rear brake: SRAM Red HRD
  • Brake/shift levers: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Cassette: RAM RED XG-1290 10-33T
  • Chain: SRAM RED 12-Speed
  • Crankset: SRAM Red AXS with Quark, 54/41T
  • Bottom bracket: Cane Creek
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 4 XXX 
  • Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Velo 25C (tubular)
  • Handlebars: Bontrager XXX Aero 420mm
  • Bar Tape: Bontrager Perf Line (white)
  • Stem: Bontrager XXX Blendr stem (130mm, -17degree)
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-R9100
  • Saddle: Bontrager inForm Team Issue
  • Seatpost: Madone aero carbon 
  • Cycling computer: Garmin Edge 830 (not shown)
  • Bottle cages: Bontrager Bat Cage
  • Rider height: 1.86m
  • Rider weight: 78kg