Spotted: New Scott time trial bike ridden by Romain Bardet at Giro d'Italia

Romain Bardet riding the new Scott Plasma TT bike at the Giro d'Italia Stage 2
(Image credit: Getty Images)

On stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia, Romain Bardet put in one of his strongest time trials to date, finishing 24 seconds down on the winner, Simon Yates. While his performance was certainly noticed, Scott's brand-new contender for the best time trial bikes managed to fly under the radar. 

Overshadowed by Mathieu Van der Poel's bright pink Canyon Speedmax CFR and Yates' mega-expensive skinsuit, not many people noticed that the Frenchman was aboard an as-yet-unreleased time trial bike from his Team DSM bike sponsor, Scott. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.