Michael Matthews' Tour-stage-winning Scott Foil

The bike of Tour de France stage 10 winner

Australian Michael Matthews scored the first Tour de France stage win of his career on stage 10 aboard a Scott Foil. Matthews found himself in a breakaway with teammate Daryl Impey, and together they outfoxed world champion Peter Sagan.

Matthews' Foil is quite similar to the one his teammate Matt Hayman rode to victory in the 2016 Paris-Roubaix — a testament to the newly redesigned aero bike's capabilities. 

Matthews uses Shimano's PRO Vibe carbon handlebars instead of the Foil's integrated bar/stem combo, likely because he prefers a massive 140mm stem with 42cm bars. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 sprint shifters peek out of the green handlebar tape.

The real pro touch is the number plate glued onto the back of the seatpost. No rinky-dink rubber bands here.

Mechanics glued on the number holder: Mechanics glued on the number holder
Mechanics glued on the number holder: Mechanics glued on the number holder

While all his bikes are set up for SRM power meters — with magnets glued to the frames, and ANT+ wheel-speed sensors and head-unit brackets strapped on — he sometimes races without the actual power meter.

Matthews' Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels are dressed in Continental Competition 25mms — far and away the most popular tubular in the Tour peloton.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at his bike, and be sure to visit Cyclingnews for complete coverage of the Tour de France.

Direct-mount calipers front and rear. An inline adjuster acts as a quick release for the rear brake: Direct-mount calipers front and rear. An inline adjuster acts as a quick release for the rear brake
Direct-mount calipers front and rear. An inline adjuster acts as a quick release for the rear brake: Direct-mount calipers front and rear. An inline adjuster acts as a quick release for the rear brake

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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