Originally published on Cyclingnews
England’s Ian Stannard will be one of the eight Team Sky riders supporting Chris Froome’s bid for a third Tour de France win. Stannard, along with his compatriot Luke Rowe, will look after Froome on the flatter rides and smaller climbs.
Ian Stannard’s 139mm Pro stem: Ian Stannard’s 139mm Pro stem Josh Evans/Immediate
He’ll be doing most of his duties on his black and blue Pinarello Dogma F8. Stannard measures in at 1.89 metres tall (or 6ft 2) and rides a 57.5cm frame. He also makes use of a 139mm PRO stem, longer than any of his teammates.
His team leader Froome, who is just three centimetres shorter, rides with a 121mm stem, while the 1.83m Geraint Thomas uses a 131mm stem. This gives him a much more aggressive position on the bike. The handlebars are also from PRO.
53x39t chainrings for Ian Stannard: 53x39t chainrings for Ian Stannard Josh Evans/Immediate
The Dogma F8 comes with Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, with Stannard opting for 53×39 chainrings. Team Sky also uses Dura-Ace C50 wheels, which are fitted with Continental Pro Competition tubular tyres. The bike is finished with a Fizik Arione saddle.
Flick through the gallery above for a closer look at Stannard’s bike.