A GIRO STAR
While most of Dimension Data’s speed merchants – riders such as Mark Cavendish and Edvald Boasson Hagen – tend to favour Cervélo’s more aerodynamic S5, Omar Fraile, the team’s top climber, opts for the R5 which is a featherweight all-rounder. The Spaniard rode it to a well-deserved victory on stage 11 of the Giro. He outsprinted a group that included Rui Costa and Giovanni Visconti. Another R5 fan is the veteran Bernhard Eisel who’s called it the “perfect bike for stage racing”.