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A world champ’s Gent-Wevelgem-winning aero bike: Elisa Balsamo’s Trek Madone

The Greek god of the winds invoked at three points on the sprinter's bike.

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Elisa Balsamo is on a tear, winning the last three races she has started. At Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, the world champion bested a bunch sprint on her Trek Madone with a big top gear.

Her Bontrager wheels and saddle are branded Aeolus — the Greek god of the winds — an appropriate invocation for a world champion sprinter.

Here’s a close look at Balsamo’s bike after the finish in the evening light in Wevelgem.