Edvald Boasson Hagen’s Cervelo R5 for the Tour of Flanders – Gallery
Alongside the banks of the Schelde river in Antwerp, buses, team cars, fans and riders of the twenty-five teams lined up for the 101st edition of De Ronde. Amongst the organised chaos of the second Monument of the year, wetook a closer look at the Norwegian National Champion’s Cervelo R5 used in the cobbled Classic.
Usually riding an aero Cervelo S5, Boasson-Hagen had a similar setup to his more familiar race bike. The gearing consists of a ROTOR components 54 tooth outer chainring, combined with 175mm cranks and an 11-28 Shimano Ultegra cassette for the Norwegian sprinter. Shifting is provided by a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 groupset, and while Boasson-Hagen’s teammates are usually known for utilising CeramicSpeed jockey wheels, Boasson-Hagen opts for a standard Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur.
Team Dimension Data’s bikes are paired with a combination of ENVE wheels and finishing kit, Fizik saddles, CeramicSpeed headset and bottom bracket and LizardSkins handlebar tape.