Twenty-five year-old Dane Magnus Ditlev heads into this weekend’s Ironman World Championships in Nice as the highest-ranked athlete on the PTO list at number two—only behind Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt, who won’t be racing. Ditlev has had a steep trajectory after a breakthrough 2022, where he won Challenge Roth and Ironman Cozumel and finished in the top ten in Kona (only after a penalty on the bike). This year he’s been even more on fire with a world-best 7:24:40 en route to a repeat victory at Challenge Roth and a third-place finish at the PTO European Open. Though he DNF’d at the PTO U.S. Open in August, one thing is always for certain: Ditlev will have one of the fastest—if not the fastest—bike splits on the day.
Below we look at the Dane’s super-clean, unique setup as he prepares for another fast ride in Nice.
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Ditlev will be riding an XL Scott Plasma 6 with a custom “no paint job” edition to save weight.
Ditlev is one of the few pros to run a 1x setup this weekend at IMWC. Here we see his incredible carbon 60-tooth Digirit custom chainring and 3T Torno 172.5mm crankset with upgraded CeramicSpeed bearings.
Ditlev will use Garmin Rally RS200 pedals to measure his power.
The drivetrain on Ditlev’s ride is Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed with a CeramicSpeed UFO chain, and he’ll be running a HED Disc in the rear.
In the rear, Ditlev is using a custom lightweight 11-34 cassette and a CeramicSpeed OSPW aero pulley wheel system.
Ditlev has chosen a HED Vanquish RC Pro 80 front wheel (though he won’t reveal his race-day tire choices, not pictured here).
Ditlev’s unique front end has tall risers off his low base bars.
Like many pros, Ditlev has custom carbon extensions and deep carbon arm cups on his custom carbon cockpit.
Ditlev will use a simple Garmin 130+ to display data—mounted on his custom carbon cockpit with cups that seemingly blend into the extensions.
Ditlev has a unique personal logo marked on his top tube.
Ditlev’s saddle of choice for race day is a Dash Stage G2 Narrow.
To help handle some of his hydration duties, Ditlev has mounted a behind-the-saddle system to his Scott seatpost.
Ditlev’s Scott has extensive storage behind the seat tube.