Pinarello Dogma F10

Cycling Weekly - - TECH TOUR BIKE - Geraint Thomasõs

Pinarello stuck with its tried and tested all-yel­low liv­ery for Geraint Thomas’s cel­e­bra­tory Tour de France-win­ning bike. This Dogma F10 was only used on the last day on the run-in to Paris. Usu­ally the com­pany also sup­plies a bike with flashes of yel­low for the fi­nal time trial but as Thomas was al­ready on a cus­tom Bri­tish cham­pion’s bike, it didn’t this year.

The Tour win­ner’s bike, like Chris Froome’s Giro-win­ning ma­chine, fea­tures a hand­writ­ten mes­sage from com­pany head Fausto Pinarello, just be­low the seat tube. Thomas’s says sim­ply, “Thank you Mr. ‘G’” in Ital­ian fol­lowed by CCCCNCI, an acro­nym of Fausto’s per­sonal motto, “Who’s there is there; who’s not fol­lows.”

Thomas, who is 6ft tall, rides a 56cm frame and opted for some semi-deep sec­tion Dura-ace C40 wheels for the fi­nal day down the cob­bles of the Champs-elysées.

His Dura Ace R9100 chain­set comes with a 175mm crank length, a fairly stan­dard set-up for some­one of his height.

The Welsh­man keeps it aero with his bars too, which are from Pinarello in-house brand MOST with the Talon Aero 1k, but he es­chews the trend for go­ing nar­row, opt­ing for a 42cm wide bar with an in­te­grated 130cm stem.

Lastly, Thomas goes for the Fizik Ari­one sad­dle, a pop­u­lar choice and a de­sign that has been in use since 2002. The R1 that Thomas uses isn’t the fan­ci­est ver­sion, that’s the su­per light­weight OO, but is engi­neered with slightly less car­bon for ad­di­tional flex and com­fort — per­fect for long days in the sad­dle, or a three-week race around France.

Fizik Ari­one sad­dle has ex­tra flex to boost com­fort In-house one-piece bar and stem

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