Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro — gallery
The Astana team uses Wolfpack Race Tubular tyres in a classic gum wall finish
The Wolfpack tubulars are paired with Corima 47 WS+ carbon wheels
FSA provides the simple, all-black finishing kit for Sanchez’s cockpit
FSA carbon cranks complement the black paint design
Corima adds some aesthetic to an often overlooked component
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 single bolt brakes provide the stopping for Sanchez
Sanchez opts for a setback seatpost alongside a team issue custom Prologo saddle
K-Edge out front computer mounts have become wide spread within the WorldTour in recent years
Tacx Ciro bottle cages are another simple and effective finishing component that is wide spread at the top of the sport
Sanchez runs a 54-tooth outer chain ring on his Shimano Dura-Ace R9150/FSA hybrid drivetrain
Tour Down Under winner Luis Leon Sanchez enters his 16 th season at the top of the sport and his fifth consecutive with Astana Pro Team.
The Kazakh-registered team stick with Canadian brand Argon 18 to provide framesets for the 2019 season and Sanchez opts for the all-round, simplistic Gallium Pro for the WorldTour opener in Australia over the more aero-focused Argon 18 Nitrogen Disc.
Astana also continues to stick with Corima wheels for 2019. Sanchez pairs the 47 WS+ carbon wheels from the French company with classic, gum-walled Wolfpack Race Tubulars.
The bikes use Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain components with cranksets from FSA. Sanchez opts for a 54-tooth outer chainring on his race bike.
FSA also provides the team with finishing kit, including seatpost, handlebars and stem.
Click through the gallery above for a close look at Luis Leon Sanchez’s 2019 race machine.
Frameset: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, size 56
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: FSA Powerbox Carbon with FSA TT chainrings 54/39, 175mm cranks
Wheels: Corima 47 WS+
Tyres: Wolfpack Race Tubular, 25mm
Stem: FSA OS-99, 130mm
Handlebars: FSA Energy, 400mm
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2, Astana team issue
Seatpost: FSA K-Force Light
Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
Computer mount: K-Edge
Rider height: 1.86m
Seat height (from centre of bottom bracket): 800mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 615mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.12kg