Regardless of dropping 1:21 within the crosswinds of Stage 7, Tadej Pogačar has regarded the strongest GC contender on this yr’s Tour de France thus far. On stage 8 he put in a decisive acceleration – and subsequently a record-breaking ascent of the Col de Peyresourde – to take again 40 seconds on his closest rivals. He then went on to win stage 9 forward of Roglič – breaking Marc Hirschi’s heart within the course of – to additional shut the hole.
As we head again east in direction of the Alps, Pogačar sits simply seventh at 44 seconds behind chief Primož Roglič, and save for any extra crosswind mishaps within the lead-up, ought to gentle up levels 16 to 19 – 4 consecutive mountain levels punctuated by the second relaxation day – as he seems to be to additional shut the hole to his pal, rival, and fellow countryman.
Using for UAE Team Emirates, Pogačar has a large alternative of expertise at his disposal. Sponsored by Colnago, he has the Idea aero bike, the light-weight C64, or the mixed lightweight-aero V3Rs in his steady. On every of which, he’ll run Campagnolo Tremendous Document EPS, however can select from rim or disc brake groupsets, and for his Campagnolo wheels, he has a alternative of tubular or tubeless tyres.
The 21-year-old Slovenian has been driving Colnago’s V3Rs, taking full benefit of the bike trade’s newest aero-combined-with-lightweight development.
He is specced it with disc brakes, and for probably the most half, tubeless expertise courtesy of Vittoria Corsa Velocity Graphene 2.0 TLR tyres, though for the mountain days he is been switching again to tubular tyres.
Sadly, on account of COVID restrictions, we have been unable to measure or weigh Pogačar’s bike, nevertheless it’s a good assumption that it safely meets the UCI authorized restrict of 6.8kg with tubulars fitted, and some hundred grams extra with the tubeless wheel-tyre mixture. Aerodynamics are clearly an necessary issue for Pogačar, particularly for the flatter days; seen right here forward of Stage 10, the bike is fitted with 60mm deep Campagnolo Bora WTO wheels. As talked about, tyres come through Vittoria’s tubeless Corsa Velocity tyres, nevertheless, mechanics are but to share their most popular alternative of sealant.
The duty of calculating Pogačar’s energy numbers falls squarely on the shoulders of Levels, who provide the staff with each an influence meter and their vary of Sprint biking computer systems.
Pogačar’s bike is fitted with a Prologo Scratch M5 saddle, which sits atop a proprietary Colnago seatpost. Pedals come courtesy of Look, who’ve offered their finest highway bike pedals, the KEO Blade Carbon with ceramic bearings. Bottle cages are the Vico Carbon from Elite, which weigh in at 20 grams.
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Tadej Pogačar’s Colnago V3Rs: Full bike specs
- Frameset: Colnago V3Rs
- Entrance brake: Campagnolo Tremendous Document disc
- Rear brake: Campagnolo Tremendous Document disc
- Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Ergopower Tremendous Document EPS Disc Brake
- Entrance derailleur: Campagnolo Tremendous Document EPS
- Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Tremendous Document EPS
- Cassette: Campagnolo Tremendous Document 12-speed 11-29
- Chain: Campagnolo Tremendous Document 12-speed
- Crankset: Campagnolo Tremendous Document 12×2, 53/39
- Power Meter: Levels Campagnolo Tremendous Document 172.5mm
- Backside bracket: Campagnolo Tremendous Document
- Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora WTO 60 tubeless
- Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Velocity Graphene 2.0 TLR
- Handlebars: Deda Alanera
- Bar tape: Colnago
- Stem: Deda Alanera
- Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic
- Saddle: Prologo Scratch M5
- Seatpost: Colnago V3Rs
- Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
- Pc: Levels Sprint