Take a closer look at Fuglsang’s mixed equipment Gallium Pro
The Gallium Pro is Canadian brand Argon 18’s all-round frameset and has carried Astana riders to big wins in a variety of theatres: Jakob Fuglsang at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year (when the bike was launched); three stages at the Vuelta in 2017; Michael Valgren’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Amstel Gold Race wins this year and Magnus Cort Nielsen and Omar Fraile’s stage successes at the Tour. Argon 18 claim a size Medium frame and fork weighs less than 1,100g. The headtube height of the Gallium Pro can be increased for a more upright position thanks to a modular, Press-Fit 3D extending system. Argon 18 say this system maintains rigidity at the front when compared to the use of regular spacers. At the Arctic Race of Norway, Fuglsang’s Gallium Pro featured both the Press-Fit and spacers. On the tough and undulating parcours, the Olympic silver medallist had a 54-tooth chainring fitted and he enjoyed watt savings thanks to CeramicSpeed’s Oversized Pulley Wheel System. Astana is one of the few teams to mix and match componentry, so gears and brakes are Shimano Dura-Ace; power transmission and the cockpit is Italian brand FSA’s high end K-Force equipment and the wheels are made by Corima.