LottoNL-Jumbo showcases Bianchi Aquila at Tirreno-Adriatico gallery
The Bianchi Aquilas are hand-painted in Italy
The fork/head tube has a removable cover to access the hidden front brake
The cockpit is equipped with colour coordinated celeste handlebar tape
A look at the non-driveside of the Bianchi Aquila
The bikes have full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupsets and PRO wheels
Vision provides the basebars and extensions for LottoNL-Jumbo
A look at Primoz Roglic’s cockpit setup
Truncated frame tubing is designed to improve aerodynamics
A small amount of padding for the forearms on the handlebar extensions
Flat base bars also help cut through the wind
Here you can see the hidden front brake
Roglic fits his computer in between the handlebar extensions
A small decal on the base bars helps identify the bike as Roglic’s
Roglic is known to run a non-production 58t outer chainring from Shimano
The PRO wheels are paired with Vittoria tubular tyres
One of the most recognisable head tube badges in cycling
This article first appeared on Cyclingnews
LottoNL-Jumbo riders Jos van Emden and Primoz Roglic raced the final stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico aboard specially painted Bianchi Aquila CV time trial bikes. The two riders placed second and ninth respectively on the stage.
The Dutch squad usually races on its Italian time trial bikes in black with celeste decals, but for the final stage of the Italian one-week stage race, the team’s two main time trial protagonists were equipped with special hand-painted framesets.
In the iconic celeste, made famous by the Italian frame builder, Roglic and van Emden’s frames also feature black patterning over the celeste base colour on the top tube and seat tube.
LottoNL-Jumbo pairs its Bianchi framesets with full
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series electronic groupsets and uses wheels from Shimano’s sister brand PRO.
Primoz Roglic, who took silver at the men’s elite time trial world championships last autumn, runs a 58t outer chainring.
Click or swipe through the gallery above to take a closer look at Van Emden’s and Roglic’s bikes.
Bianchi Aquila full specifications
Frame: Bianchi Aquila CounterVail in special edition celeste for Tirreno-Adriatico
Fork: Bianchi Aquila CounterVail
Front brake: TRP TTV RCR, alloy
Rear brake: TRP TTV RCR, alloy
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9160
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with Pioneer power meter
Rear wheel: PRO Textreme Disc tubular
Front wheel: PRO 3-Spoke Textreme tubular
Tyres: Vittoria tubular
Handlebars/extensions: Vision Trimax Carbon
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Seatpost: Bianchi Aero Carbon
Bottle cages: None used