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New brand Kemo cracks into the Tour with Bretagne

Kemo is not a giant among bike brands, and Bretagne-Séché Envinronnement is not a giant among cycling teams, but both are happy to be in the Tour de France for the first time this year. Here, we take a look at the machine of Anthony Delaplace, currently 84th on general classification.

Delaplace is a 24-year-old Frenchman who first rode the Tour in 2011.

Kemo Bikes is even younger. Based in Switzerland, the brand relaunched last year selling bikes consumer-direct. The Team Replica Kemo KE-R8 5KS, built with largely the same as the bike shown here with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 but with Vision Metron 55 wheels and Maxxis rubber, sells for €6,599 (US$8,885 / £5,230).

Check out the gallery above for a close look at Delaplace's set-up, and check out for more on the upstart brand.

Complete bike specifications

  • Frameset: Kemo KE-R8 5KS Textreme
  • Fork: Monocoque 60T carbon fibre
  • Stem: FSA SL-K, 130mm, 6 degrees
  • Handlebars: FSA Energy compact carbon, 42cm
  • Handlebar tape: Kemo micro fibre
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25t
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 172.5mm, 53/39t
  • Bottom bracket: FSA BB386 Evo
  • Power meter: N/A
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2, Cromoly axle, 16Nm
  • Wheels: FSA Vision Metron 40
  • Tyres: Challenge Strada Pro Special Edition 25mm tubular
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Flite team edition
  • Seatpost: FSA Gossamer aluminium 27.2mm
  • Weight: 7.33kg / 16.15lb

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.79m (5ft 8in)
  • Reach, saddle tip to bar: 57cm
  • Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 12.5cm
  • Saddle setback: 6cm
  • Saddle height: 74cm

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