Originally published on Cyclingnews.com
In celebration of his first Vuelta a Espana victory, Chris Froome rode the final stage of the Spanish Grand Tour onboard a custom Pinarello Dogma F10. Like the Tour de France, which the Sky rider won for the fourth time in his career, Froome’s bike was painted to match the red of the leader’s jersey.
Froome moved into the race lead after stage 3 and wore the leader’s jersey all the way through to Madrid. After three previous second place finishes, including 2011 when he lost by 13 seconds, Froome finally conquered the Grand Tour and completed his first Tour-Vuelta double.
For the final stage, Froome’s bike was largely similar to his set up for the previous 18 road stages except for the red flourishes. Froome’s red F10 was also fitted out with a custom red Fizik Antares saddle and red handlebar tape and cable housing.
Having signed Froome’s top tube on the final stage of the Tour in July, Fausto Pinarello also added his signature to the top tube on Froome’s Vuelta bike.
Froome continued his preference for a Shimano Dura Ace R9150 groupset with custom elliptical chainrings and a crank length of 175mm, attached to Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals.
For stage 21, Froome went with 52/38t elliptical chainrings, which would have changed depending on the stages throughout the race. He also opted for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels with a 60mm rim depth, Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes and 25mm Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres.