Jumbo-Visma – because the LottoNL-Jumbo crew is now known as – are nonetheless on both very comparable black or extra custom celeste-coloured Bianchis this present season, and this aero Bianchi body comes full with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 digital groupset, deep-section Dura-Ace wheels and a Imaginative and prescient aero-bar cockpit.
It is a 56cm-sized body, and so, the UK-based vendor suggests, appropriate for riders round 6 toes tall. At 1.87 metres tall (6’2″), former proprietor Flens was one of many taller riders within the bunch, and made a profession as a domestique, though he did take two victories – a stage on the 2006 Tour du Poitou Charentes and the person time trial stage, appropriately sufficient, on the following 12 months’s Danmark Rundt – and was second on the 2010 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, behind Bobbie Traksel.
Now 37, the Dutchman retired after the 2015 season, having spent his total skilled profession with the Rabobank crew and its subsequent iterations as Belkin and LottoNL-Jumbo in his remaining 12 months.
Neither we, nor the vendor appear to know the precise mannequin of motorcycle on the market right here, though it seems to be the forerunner to Bianchi’s Aquila CV time trial bike, which photos present that Flens and the LottoNL-Jumbo additionally used throughout the 2015 season. This could possibly be Flens’s coaching TT bike, or just a motorcycle he used earlier than receiving the newer Bianchi mannequin.
The Jumbo-Visma crew nonetheless makes use of the Aquila in opposition to the clock, though there have been rumblings within the Dutch media that the WorldTour crew – which is house to Primoz Roglic and Tom Dumoulin – could possibly be making the swap to Cervélo bikes for 2021.
The vendor is in search of £3,550 ($4,765) for what would make a wonderful time trial or triathlon bike for taller riders, and is providing free supply if the client can also be based mostly within the UK.
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