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 www.kemobikes.com for more on the upstart brand.
Textreme is a high quality high tensile strength carbon layer used for increasing stiffness and durability while remaining ultra light: textreme is a high quality high tensile strength carbon layer used for increasing stiffness and durability while remaining ultra lightRobin Wilmott / Future Publishing
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