Eagle-eyed viewers of this yr’s Tour de France could have noticed an Astana Pro Team rider aboard a barely totally different model of the group’s Wilier Zero SLR race bike. As an alternative of the metallic blue paint, lately topped Spanish nationwide street race champion, Luis León Sánchez, is aboard a Spanish themed frameset, matching the pink and yellow of his new nationwide champion’s jersey.
Again in January, we speculated whether or not Sánchez’s bike – and certainly that of the remainder of his Astana teammates – is the best looking bike in the 2020 WorldTour season. With its new colors, Wilier could nicely have cemented its place atop the rostrum.
The brand new colourway retains the black base however replaces the metallic blue entrance finish with an appropriately Spanish pink color, retaining the sample designs and colour-matching the one-piece Zero Built-in carbon bar and stem. The fluoro yellow highlights are tweaked to match the yellow of the Spanish flag, and the place the seat cluster space was silver, Sánchez’s new frameset is turned white.
In fact, Astana’s sponsors stay unchanged so with that, the bike’s specs are a lot the identical because the bike Sánchez rode to his nationwide championship title, however one delicate element has been added to enhance the bike’s new aesthetic; a pink CeramicSpeed OSPW system. Sánchez additionally appears to be like to have switched saddles, he was utilizing a Prologo Scratch M5 in the course of the season opener in Adelaide, however that is been switched out for the lighter weight Dimension 143, which encompasses a centre cut-out.
The Wilier Zero SLR is dedicated purely to disc brakes, and for Sánchez, stopping energy comes courtesy of Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9170 groupset.
Whereas Astana have been noticed trialling tubeless tyres, Sánchez’s bike is seen right here fitted with Corima tubular wheels that are shod with what look to be new tyres from Wolfpack – the emblem on which is appropriately colour-matched, although we’re uncertain whether or not or not this was intentional.
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Luis León Sánchez’s Wilier Zero SLR specs
- Frameset: Wilier Zero SLR, Measurement Giant
- Entrance brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper
- Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper
- Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 Hydraulic Disc Twin Management Lever
- Entrance derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150
- Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-30T
- Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
- Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P w/ dual-sided power meter, 53/39
- Backside bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace
- Wheelset: Corima 47 WS Black DX tubular
- Tyres: Wolfpack Race Tubular, 25mm
- Handlebars: Zero Built-in carbon bar and stem, 40cm
- Bar Tape: Prologo Doubletouch tape
- Stem: Zero Built-in carbon bar and stem, 130mm
- Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
- Saddle: Prologo Dimension 143
- Seatpost: Wilier 0 SLR Carbon
- Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
- Cycling computer: Wahoo Elemnt Roam
- Rider top: 1.86m
- Seat top (from backside bracket at centre): 790mm