Scott Foil Disc: Triple National Champion Luka Mezgec's Custom Bike

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Slovenian Triple National Champion Luka Mezgec of Mitchelton-SCOTT has ridden the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour on a Special Edition Scott Foil Disc in eye-catching national colors.

Every pro cyclist dreams to win his national championship at least once in his career, something that just a few of them will ever achieve during their career. Winning one national title in a season is great, but three? That is another accomplishment entirely.

Triple National Champ

 
Luka Mezgec with his custom bike during the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour.
Luka Mezgec with his custom bike during the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour.

This is exactly what Luka Mezgec of Mitchelton-SCOTT achieved in 2017. After he won the national road title at the end of June, the former mountain biker then came up on top at the national XC MTB race a few weeks later. In November the former Giro d’Italia stage winner once again crossed the line first to take his third national title at the national cyclo cross championships to complete the hat-trick. 

This success is even more remarkable as Slovenia has become one of the strongest cycling nations in recent years. In 2017 cyclists from Slovenia won stages at all three GrandTours- only riders from Italy, France and Colombia achieved the same.  

To honor this special achievement SCOTT Sports provided the Mitchelton-SCOTT rider with a special edition Foil Disc in his national colors- a bike they just launched at the end of last season.

“I never thought I would get a special edition bike. This was something for the big leaders for me. Really I couldn’t be happier to race now a bike in my national colors,” said Luka. 

“Honestly I would prefer that everyone uses the same brakes, but I guess we have to expect that it is a period, where everyone has to find a good time for themselves to use disc brakes in a race for the first time”.
Luka Mezgec 

Last season Romain Kreuziger was the first Mitchelton-SCOTT rider to race on a SCOTT Addict equipped with disc brakes at the Öztaler 5500 to become the first rider ever to win a “mountain” race on disc brakes. Luka Mezgec will now be the first rider of the team to ride SCOTT’s aero bike with disc brakes in a professional road race. 

“I am quite excited to start racing at the Abu Dhabi Tour on disc brakes. As a former mountain biker I am quite used to the advantages of disc brakes and therefore I am happy to test them finally in a road race.”

Triple national champion - an astonishing feat.

“Honestly I would prefer that everyone uses the same brakes, but I guess we have to expect that it is a period, where everyone has to find a good time for themselves to use disc brakes in a race for the first time”.

To complete the head-to-toe Slovenian look he will also race with SCOTT Ultimate road shoes and a SCOTT Cadence helmet in the same design.

Scott strongly believe that disc brakes not only provide more safety, but also provide a new way to win seconds and as a result, more possibilities to decide a race.

"The superior control of disc brakes allows riders to trust their bike in all weather conditions and more importantly the possibility to keep their speed until the last possible moment," said a Scott spokesperson.

An eye-catching colour scheme and perfect attention to details - Luka Mezgec's Scott Foil.

"The disc version has the same well-proven lightweight and aero frame as its rim brake version and is still amongst the lightest aero bikes on the market. In order to minimize air drag and to optimize performance in cross winds the fork has been completely redesigned. A one piece construction allows for a lightweight fork with increased stiffness."

Scott will offer three inline Disc models of the Foil. The top model, the Foil Disc Premium, will cost 11999€. The entry model with disc brakes will cost 3599€. Local pricing will be made available shortly.

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