Team Sky has kept Froome near the top (currently in 11th place as of this post going live) at the 2018 Giro D’Italia, despite a very odd slip and fall during practice for the Stage 1 individual time trial. For this year’s event, they brought two bikes, the Dogma F10 and the Bolida TT. While the bikes appear to be stock, there are a couple tweaks to the setup.
Up front of the stem is a Most face plate-mounted GPS cycling computer mount. Most is Pinarello’s house brand component line, and you’ll find those bars, stems and seatposts on Team Sky’s bikes. Most makes a one-piece bar/stem called the Talon, along with a bolt-on out front mount that attached to the bottom of the stem. This face plate-mounted unit appears to be new. The shape is similar to the ENVE mount, except its sized for a double placement like the Bar Fly mount. And it’s branded Most. Currently, it’s not on their website, so it could be in testing with the team.
Some bikes were running the more aero Talon bar/stem and mount.
Elite carbon bottle cages kept drinks at hand.
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 handled the shifting and drivetrains.
They’re also running Dura-Ace wheels with the pro-only Continental ProLtd tubulars.
Teammate Sergio Luis Henao is the Campeon de Colombia de Ruta and gets a special custom painted race bike.
The top tube lists some of the championship race features: Medellin –> 5 hours, 28 minutes 6 seconds –> 04/02/18 –> 228km –> 41.69km/h
The Bolide TT is Pinarello’s UCI-approved time trial bike and swapped the Dura-Ace rear wheel for a Shimano PRO disc using TexTreme carbon fibers.
Any guesses what this little patch is for?
We were hoping for some sort of “incremental gains” aero trick, but it’s actually just a soft, non-slip tape that helps keep timing chips in place when they need to mount them to the fork.
The team used grip tape on the bars rather than wrapping them, but the shapes and placement varied by rider…
Note the cut of the grip tape, and also the massive extension for the elbow pads! There’s even an angled insert to bend them half way up.
Dura-Ace Di2 for the TT, too.
How that rear brake fairing escapes UCI scrutiny is anyone’s guess.
Check them out at TeamSky.com.