Chris Froome’s Giro-winning
Pinarello Dogma F10
Chris Froome is used to finishing a Grand Tour with a ceremonial custom paintjob bike. However, instead of glancing down to see yellow or red livery, pink was on the menu when he rolled around Rome on May 27.
The Dogma F10 X-light was launched just before the 2017 Tour de France and this model doesn’t feature any new components since that launch, but when you win three Grand Tours back-toback-to-back why would you? Without wanting to tempt fate, the new frame was painted pink the night before the final stage — once overall race victory was all but confirmed — at the Pinarello factory in Treviso.
Before making the 5.5-hour drive through the night to the mechanics in Rome, who then built it up for the final stage, Fausto Pinarello himself wrote a personalised message which reads ‘Grazie Chris’, just below the seat to give it that extra special personalised touch.
Froome was riding with a Shimano Dura-ace R9100 groupset, complemented by the Osymetric chainrings that we have become accustomed to seeing him use throughout his career. He used a 52/38 on the front and a 30-11-tooth cassette on the back and power data was supplied by a Stages dual-sided meter.
Mechanical reliability is just as crucial as a strong team for a successful Grand Tour campaign, with any mishaps potentially derailing his attack on the Colle delle Finestre. Continental Competition Pro tyres on Shimano C40 tubular wheels reduced the likelihood of any mishaps on the gravel roads of this year’s Cima Coppi.
Froome uses the deeper Dura Ace C60 wheels for the flatter stages and the shallower C40s in the mountains WHEELS
Froome has ridden Osymetric chainrings for years
Marginal gains: even bottle supplier Elite got in on the pink colour scheme