The Movistar team had a fleet of Canyon’s latest Ultimate CF SLX road bikes (though not their most expensive model), all decked out with Campagnolo’s finest and Power2Max power meters. Fizik, Lizardskins and Continental Tires made up the rest of the build, alongside Canyon’s housebrand bar, stem and seatposts.Further down the line was their Aeroad aero road bike and its integrated one-piece bar/stem, and the Speedmax was there for the TT stages…
It’s subtle, but the bikes are actually a dark blue that matches the bus, which is color-matched by the Lizardskins bar tape. As cool as it was at Eurobike, it’ll probably be a ways off before we see anyone racing Canyon’s full suspension road bike concept.
Even the Power2Max meters were color matched.
The Speedmax bikes got the full disc Bora Ultra TT carbon rear wheel.
Nairo Quintana opted for the lowest mounting position for the arm rests and covered them with non-stock foam material cut to shape.
Compare his (left) to the stock Canyon pads on the right.
The TT bikes used both brake lever and bar end shifters for the SuperRecord EPS groups.
Garmin Cannondale’s back up bikes used up all the bright green paint…
…leaving the “A” bikes to use the standard team colorway on the all-new SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod bikes. They were pulling on a mix of Mavic wheel/tire systems, with some opting for a bit deeper rim in the rear. The rest of the spec was Fizik saddles, FSA cockpit and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with Hollowgram SiSL2 cranks. Packed up for transport are the Kurt Kinetic trainers and Camelbak water bottles.
POC took care of the helmets.
The Slice was on hand for the TT stages.
Given the unusually hot weather Europe was, um, enjoying for the start of the tour, the team’s custom sublimated and extremely lightweight Castelli Climbers Jerseys were a smart choice.